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Re: [OT] Why /etc?

On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 11:21:17AM +0900, hiranokazunari wrote:
> I understand /bin represents binaries,
> /dev represents devices,
> /lib represents libraries,
> /mnt represents mount,
> /opt represents option(?) etc...
> But I am wondering why the host-specific
> configuration partition is called /etc?

Because it's Latin for "and the rest" (et cetera). Devices go in /dev,
libraries in /lib, .... and the rest goes in /etc.


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