Linux opt versus usr/local

According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard/opt is for “the installation of add-on application software packages”. /usr/local is “for use by the system administrator when installing software locally”. 

opt and usr/local are designed to contain non operating system files. /opt is a directory where to install unbundled packages, each in its own subdirectory, whereas /usr/local is designed to contain all make files. In addition /usr directory is designed to share files between all linux instances.

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