I have a *totally* unimportant but niggling question that I'm
trying to find an answer to, namely : Where does the /etc
directory get its name from?
There are countless docs on the Internet describing what its
function is and what files one can expect to find there but
I've yet to find an explanation of its name. If it had been
called /conf then it would be fairly straightforward but /etc
is a little non-descript.
Is it the shortened version of "etcetera" or is it an acronym
or is it something else?
I've heard it pronounced "etcetera", "etsee" and "ee tee see".
Is one more correct than the others or are all three wrong or
does it really matter?
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