Subject: Re: /etc/rc with #!/bin/sh ?
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/22/1999 21:57:14
At 10:46 PM 6/14/99 -0300, you wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 14, 1999 at 05:20:14PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
>> >Is there a good/historical reason that /etc/rc doesn't have
>> >a #!/bin/sh at the top?
>> >
>> >Would anyone mind if it did?
>> >
>> >newbox% file /etc/rc
>> >/etc/rc: English text
>> for that matter...why not make it
>>   #! basic system startup
>> that way file can say "/etc/rc: commands text for basic system startup".
>Well, that might be worth considering. It doesn't happen to address
>the reason I noticed - I was trying 'vim', and it couldn't syntax 
>highlight /etc/rc, cause it didn't know the filetype.

True, but we DO have the source for vim, and anything we could do to make
the basic startup files more understandable should be a good thing.
Besides, it IS kind of cool.

>David Maxwell,| -->
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