Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Run Commands, the ‘rc’ in ‘.bashrc’

Wikipedia (via Hacker News):

Tom Van Vleck, a Multics engineer, has also reminisced about the extension rc: “The idea of having the command processing shell be an ordinary slave program came from the Multics design, and a predecessor program on CTSS by Louis Pouzin called RUNCOM, the source of the ‘.rc’ suffix on some Unix configuration files.”


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