rc?

David D.W. Downey david.downey at codecastle.com
Mon Dec 11 11:38:28 PST 2000


I see I've been laboring under false information then. Good to know even
with something as small as that.



> > > 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.
> ...
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