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Re: [OT] Where stands 'rc' for?



On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 01:42:08PM +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> What does 'rc' mean in:
> 
> bashrc
> vimrc
> etc.
> 
> rc.local
> rc2.d
> etc.

$ dict rc
7 definitions found
[...]
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (12 Sep 2002) [foldoc]:

  rc
       1. <filename extension> (run commands) The {filename
       extension} common to many {Unix} configuration files, e.g.
       {.newsrc}, {.cshrc}, {.twmrc}, elmrc, etc.

       The suffix "rc" derives from a script-creation utility in
       {CTSS} called "{runcom}" (for "run commands").

       {Unix FAQ
       (http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/unix-faq/faq/top.html)}.
[...]

-- 
Seneca
seneca-cunningham@rogers.com

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