> Nvi places things in /etc/rc.boot, shouldn't this be /etc/init.d? No. Those are things which need to be attended to before the things in /etc/init.d are done. elv-vi places a script there too. For elv-vi (and, I'm sure, nvi), it's to recover editor files which may still be laying around after a crash+reboot, but before /tmp is reititialized.