Re: [OT] Why /etc?
* hiranokazunari <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002-12-14 11:44:42 +0900]:
But I am wondering why the host-specific configuration partition
is called /etc?
[...] It really was the "stuff that doesn't go
anywhere else" directory, hence the name /etc. At least I assume that's
how the name was devised.
I should have learnt from the history. Now I can read /etc as etcetera
from the bottom of my heart.
Note that etc directory in Unix is pronounced "ett-see", it rhymes with
the proper name Betsy. It probably can't hurt to think of it like that
That's really nice. Now I got the exact pronunciation for /etc.
BTW Betsy is my first English paperback I read.
Loren's dream car. Yes, it's nice to think of it like that.