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The contents of /etc

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This handy guide will help you get oriented as to what's in the vaguely named /etc directory on your Linux system.
Newcomers to Linux, especially those coming from a Windows background, often find files in the /etc directory to be difficult to understand. In this article, I provide a brief explanation of some of these files and their uses. Before we dive into the /etc directory however, I would like to point out that changes to some of these files can render your system unstable or in some circumstances unbootable. I cannot emphasize enough that you should make a backup of these files before making any changes.
 read more | mail this link | score:8546 | -Ray, October 11, 2005
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