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Hi everybody, I would like your opinion on this subject: Say, I want to install a closed-source application. Where is safer to install it? In my /home/username or in /opt? ...
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    /home/user or /opt?


    Hi everybody,

    I would like your opinion on this subject:

    Say, I want to install a closed-source application. Where is safer to install it?
    In my /home/username or in /opt?

    /opt doesnt have its own partition; it is part of / whose options are: defaults

    /home has the options nosuid, nodev, noexec. The application will run only if I remove the option noexec.

    What is the good strategy in such a case in order to avoid adventures with execution of (maybe) suspicious code?

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    install it in /home/username folder only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    install it in /home/username folder only.
    Thanks for replying.

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