How would you pronounce this file system directory name commonly found on linux and unix-like systems?
Contains system-wide configuration files and system databases; the name stands for et cetera but now a better expansion is editable-text-configurations. Originally also contained "dangerous maintenance utilities" such as init, but these have typically been moved to /sbin or elsewhere. Needs to be on the root filesystem itself.
/etc stands for Et Cetera which is a Latin expression used in English to mean
and other (similar) things, or
and so forth.
Translated literally from Latin, et means 'and', while cētera means 'the rest'; thus the expression translates to 'and the rest (of such things)'.
But if you had to tell another person to put a file in the
/etc directory, how would you say it?
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