Subject: Re: /etc/rc with #!/bin/sh ?
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/23/1999 02:10:15
On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 09:57:14PM -0500, Dave Burgess wrote:
> 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?
> >> >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.

I guess the primary retort is that I sometimes find occassion to run
/etc/rc by hand from time to time. Also, anyone who knows what the file
command does, probably knows what type of file /etc/rc is.

David Maxwell,| -->
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