Chris Burnor Philosophical Nerd

What's the Deal With .*rc files?

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Modern POSIX operating systems are littered with .rc and rc. files. Apparently these stand for ‘run commands’ and the term actually dates all the way back to 1965 on the MIT CTSS system (the precursor to Multics which was the precursor to Unix).

I love the overwhelming weight of history that you find in a *nix system.

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