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Old 04-18-2003, 03:19 AM   #1
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*tab files.

i found several files which have names ending with "tab",
e.g. inittab.

my question is : what is the relationship between *tab and *? where * stands for a file name (e.g. init).

Thanks a lot.
Old 04-18-2003, 03:30 AM   #2
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Tab is a table or tabulation, I think. fstab is your file system table. Inittab is a tabulation of initialization commands. Something like that. There's a thread somewhere about *rc files - those are important, too.
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IMHO tab means 'table'. In 'inittab' we have 'init table', 'fstab' - filesystem table. Seems logical...


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