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What is difference between "firefox" and "firefox-bin" in "firefox-60.9.0esr.tar.bz2"?

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$ tar --list -jf ./firefox-60.9.0esr.tar.bz2 |grep -e '^firefox/firefox$' -e '^firefox/firefox-bin$'

firefox/firefox
firefox/firefox-bin
$ tar --list -jf ./firefox-60.9.0esr.tar.bz2 |grep -e '^firefox/firefox$' -e '^firefox/firefox-bin$' firefox/firefox firefox/firefox-bin

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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cor-el
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It looks the small firefox binary is the initial loader that may check whether another instance is running and that starts firefox-bin to start the actual Firefox application.

It looks the small firefox binary is the initial loader that may check whether another instance is running and that starts firefox-bin to start the actual Firefox application.
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