In Unix, what does rc at the end of files like .newsrc mean?
rc at the end of a file is related to the phrase
"run commands"; its use derives from the
used to start most Unix systems. The
is commonly used for any file that contains startup information for a
rc files include
rc files have a filename that begins with a
. (dot), which means that you normally won't
see them when you use the
ls command. To see the files
beginning with a dot in your home directory, enter at the Unix prompt:
ls -ad ~/.*
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Last modified on August 22, 2008.