On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 01:51:36PM +0200, Steve R. Petruzzello wrote: || I noticed that some scripts in /etc/init.d/ are suffixed by .sh and some || are not. On my sytem: [...] || So 1) nowhere is .sh suffixing mentioned and 2) some scripts are not named || by their package's name (hwclock.sh is part of the util-linux package). Is || there a reason for this? IIRC, in the olden unix times scripts with a .sh suffix were sourced (using ". /etc/init.d/foo.sh") by the main rc shell script instead of executed (using "/etc/init.d/foo.sh") to save the spawning of a separate shell, for a little speed. Nowadays, this is probably no longer necessary. Although, with embedded stuff, you never know. Ciao. Vincent. -- Vincent Zweije <email@example.com> | "If you're flamed in a group you <http://www.xs4all.nl/~zweije/> | don't read, does anybody get burnt?" [Xhost should be taken out and shot] | -- Paul Tomblin on a.s.r.
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