I am currently configuring my touchpad and noticed that I can put my Synaptics configuration file (
50-synaptics.conf) in two different locations :
Both are working fine. Which one is better to use in this case? Or is this completely irrelevant ?
/etc/is the nerve center of your system, it contains all system related configuration files in here or in its sub-directories. A "configuration file" is defined as a local file used to control the operation of a program; it must be static and cannot be an executable binary. - TLDP.org
/usrusually contains by far the largest share of data on a system. It contains all the user binaries, their documentation, libraries, header files, etc.... X and its supporting libraries can be found here. In current Unices, /usr is where user-land programs and data (as opposed to 'system land' programs and data) are. Some people may now refer to this directory as meaning 'User System Resources' and not 'user' as was originally intended. - TLDP.org