Subject: Re: proposal on /etc/rc rework
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Jim Reid <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/30/1996 17:51:15
>>>>> "Chris" == Chris G Demetriou <> writes:

    >> 3. /etc/rc.d/*

    Chris> I prefer this one, + /etc/rc.conf.

Why not just leave things the way they've always been? It works just
fine. It ain't broke, so don't fix it. If people want things started
and shutdown in a particular order, let them write a script to do it
explicitly. /etc/rc.d is an ugly SysV-ism. [You should see the mess
caused here by rc.d - putting numbers in the script names so they get
executed in a particular order, then find the numbers have to be
shuffled and scripts renamed because new script foo has to run before

If /etc/rc.d (UGH! How disgusting! .d for directories - what is this?
DOS?) is desirable, please leave /etc/rc alone and just put something
like this at the end of it where it can easily be deleted or commented

	echo -n "Ugly SysV Compatibility: "
	for i in /etc/rc.d #(ugh!)
		$i && echo -n $i " "