J.A. Neitzel jan.listbox at belvento.org
Mon Dec 11 10:14:11 PST 2000

> > just exactly does rc stand for anyways?

> I read this somewhere recently... The new "UNIX System Administration
> Handbook, 3rd Ed" I think..? Good book. Anyway, it apparently is short
> for "run command".

Ayup, from that very book ...
The "rc" stands for "runcom" or "run command", a historical remnant of 
the CTSS operating system circa 1965.
J.A. Neitzel
"Computers don't make mistakes, but they do execute your mistakes
	with extreme precision."

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