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Old 02-24-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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what does rc mean?

sorry im a n00b just wondering what the rc means in file names... is it a good thing or a bad thing?
Old 02-24-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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I don't present this as a fact but I'll hazard a guess at "run control".

Edit : hey I was close !

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:19 AM   #4
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so if i download some file called file-rc.tar.bz2 is that a good thing?
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Is the radish a good thing?
Old 02-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #6
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In the case of "file-rc.tar.bz2", the rc probably stands for "release candidate", which means it's post-beta, but not tested to the point of a "release". So it depends on what kind of stability you're looking for. Personally, I don't mind running pre-alpha stuff if it's not essential, and it actually compiles :-).


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