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I wrote a simple script which I want to share with my colleagues.

Should it be in /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin? What is the typical usage for these directories?

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/usr/local/bin is for programs that a normal user may run.

/usr/local/sbin is for system administration programs (which are not part of the core OS) that a local administrator may run. By default, a normal user does not have /usr/local/sbin on their path.

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