/etc/alternatives stand for? How and why is it used?
/usr/bin which is linked as follows:
/usr/bin/gnome-text-editor -> /etc/alternatives/gnome-text-editor /etc/alternatives/gnome-text-editor -> /usr/bin/gedit
gnome-text-editor seem to be the same thing.
So why are some commands (e.g.:
gnome-text-editor) provided twice?
And what is the use of
/etc/alternatives/ - how does it work?