liam at liamohagan.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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? [cut] If it had been
> called /conf then it would be fairly straightforward but /etc
> is a little non-descript.
as already said, looking at the early versions of Unix there were lots of
stuff in the /etc folder, and it was a directory for all the stuff not listed
in other categorized directories. So "etc" must be intended as the latin "et
cetera", even if now it is essentially a configuration folder.
> 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?
Actually it really doesn't matter, but the most pronounced versions are "et
cetera" and "et-see". I personally use the second one but again, it's matter
of taste ;-)
PS: By the way, it's my first post on this list, and I truly like the
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein
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