4.2 A Glance at etc


4.2 A Glance at /etc

Most configuration files on a Linux system are in /etc , and because there are so many packages on a Unix system, /etc accumulates files quickly. This makes it hard to see what actually matters to a running system.

In previous chapters, you saw files like inittab and fstab for booting the system. Table 4-1 identifies those and other critical configuration files and where they are discussed in the book.

Table 4-1: Essential Configuration Files

File

Function

Section

fstab

Filesystems

2.4.6

group

User management

4.3.2

init.d

Boot sequence

3.1.3

inittab

Boot sequence

3.1.1

ld.so.cache

Shared libraries

8.1.4

ld.so.conf

Shared libraries

8.1.4

passwd

User management

4.3

rc*.d

Boot sequence

3.1.2

shadow

User management

4.3




How Linux Works
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
ISBN: 1593270356
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 189
Authors: Brian Ward

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