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Re: [OT] Why /etc?



On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 11:48:23PM -0500, N. Thomas wrote:
> * hiranokazunari <hrnkaz@netscape.net> [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
> either.

Hehee... when I was 4 my brain used to swap the last 2 letters around,
and I STILL think it's pronounced "ekt" even though I can spell it
properly these days.

> thomas
> 
> -- 
> N. Thomas
> nthomas@cise.ufl.edu
> Etiamsi occiderit me, in ipso sperabo

"I'll believe in myself even if it kills me" - have I got that right?

Pigeon



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