What we keep under /etc

Colin Percival colin.percival at wadham.ox.ac.uk
Sat Oct 9 11:22:13 PDT 2004

Brian Somers wrote:
> Ok, so etc/mtree can be left out.  What about etc/periodic and etc/rc.d?

Would it be possible to add a /etc/defaults/rc.d and have /etc/rc
take its scripts from there unless a file with the same name exists
in /etc/rc.d?  Then files could be installed automatically into
/etc/defaults/rc.d, and anyone who wanted to modify something would
just have to copy the appropriate file into /etc/rc.d and edit it
there.  (As a bonus, this is backwards-compatible with the existing

Colin Percival

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