# Linux/Unix 里面的 RC 文件的 RC 是什么意思？

Linux/Unix 下面很多的配置文件都包含rc这个词，比如：.bashrc.vimrc，但一直不知道它们代表什么意思。

• RunCom

[Unix: from runcom files on the CTSS system 1962-63, via the startup script /etc/rc] Script file containing startup instructions for an application program (or an entire operating system), usually a text file containing commands of the sort that might have been invoked manually once the system was running but are to be executed automatically each time the system starts up.

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• Run Commands

In the context of Unix-like systems, the term rc stands for the phrase "run commands". It is used for any file that contains startup information for a command. It is believed to have originated somewhere in 1965 from a runcom facility from the MIT Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS).

Run commands - Wikipedia

• 还有可以是以下一些来源及意思：

• run commands
• resource control
• run control
• runtime configuration

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