linux下etc文件夹的含义

今天忽然想到一个问题,我们一般都知道usr文件夹是user的缩写,sys文件夹是system的缩写,dev文件夹是device的缩写……那么/etc文件夹是什么的缩写呢?

在Hi群里问了同事,一时也没有很官方的答案,不过很快有同学从wikipedia上搜到了权威的结果:

Host-specific system-wide configuration files

There has been controversy over the meaning of the name itself. In early versions of the UNIX Implementation Document from Bell labs, /etc is referred to as the etcetera directory, as this directory historically held everything that did not belong elsewhere (however, the FHS restricts /etc to static configuration files and may not contain binaries). Since the publication of early documentation, the directory name has been re-designated in various ways. Recent interpretations include Backronyms such as “Editable Text Configuration” or “Extended Tool Chest”.

之前也搜到了一篇中文的说明,不过没有这篇详细,而且维基百科上还标注了详细的引用。于是又不禁有了一丝感慨:网络上中文信息不论数量和质量都比英文差了一大截啊,和现实中的地位倒也相称,要赶上去还有非常长的一段路要走……

 

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为什么有一种博客微博化的感觉,这篇太水了= =

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2 Responses to linux下etc文件夹的含义

  1. zhang bin says:

    usr 可不是 user,是 unix system resources

    • huanghao says:

      是吗?按照维基百科上的说法好像是user的意思:/usr
      Secondary hierarchy for read-only user data; contains the majority of (multi-)user utilities and applications.

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