Solved

Explaining naming conventions in Linux: .d and *tab files

Posted on 2006-11-08
3
571 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hello,

What does ".d" in directories like init.d conf.d stand for?
Does "tab" in fstab or inittab stand for "table"?
What are some of the other naming conventions (besides the obvious .conf, .env) with interesting histories?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:f28
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:Luxana
Luxana earned 50 total points
ID: 17904361
what I know about .d it is from old days where people what to differetiate file from "d"irectory:-) So you can see that init.d is directory:-)) init is file:-)

no idea about "tab" thing !!!

hope this helps

lubo
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
ravenpl earned 30 total points
ID: 17904662
> What does ".d" in directories like init.d conf.d stand for?
Yes, it stands for directory of config files

> Does "tab" in fstab or inittab stand for "table"?
Yes. Full demangle os fstab is file systems table

> What are some of the other naming conventions (besides the obvious .conf, .env) with interesting histories?
Lot's of them - it's like with file extensions (3letter usually) under windows.
Files started with dot (like /etc/.pwd.lock) are considered hidden
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ibu1
ID: 17904678
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Network Interface Card (NIC) bonding, also known as link aggregation, NIC teaming and trunking, is an important concept to understand and implement in any environment where high availability is of concern. Using this feature, a server administrator …
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question