Re: [OT] Where stands 'rc' for?
* David Fokkema <email@example.com> [2003-04-01 23:00]:
> What does 'rc' mean in:
For a bit of history:
runcom (as in .cshrc or /etc/rc)
The rc command derives from the runcom facility from the MIT CTSS
system, ca. 1965. From Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, as told to
"There was a facility that would execute a bunch of commands stored in a
file; it was called runcom for "run commands", and the file began to be
called "a runcom". rc in Unix is a fossil from that usage."
Note: The name of the shell from the Plan 9 operating system is also rc.