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Old 11-12-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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what does rc.d stand for?

just curious....


Old 11-13-2003, 12:16 AM   #2
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I think it stand for run commands daemon or directory

Old 11-13-2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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rc=run control d=directory -- a wild guess
Old 11-13-2003, 12:28 AM   #4
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I was thinking Runlevel Configuration Directory. But I think bashrc, say, is bash resource configuration, though I think it's open to debate. Kind of like 'f'vwm and 't'wm. Or where the 'n' in 'umount' went or why Ritchie spelled 'create' without an 'e'. Who knows? It's where the startup scripts live.
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I just answered a thread like this in the Slackware forum.. hmmmm...

I thought it was Runlevel Configuration but I do believe someone brought up the history of it and it stands for 'run commands'

I do like Runlevel Configuration myself... sounds better.


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