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Unix Quick Guide by Javvin Technologies, Inc.

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Chapter 04. Unix Configuration Files

File NameDescriptionFile NameDescription
profileSystem wide environment and startup script program./etc/issue.netOutput for network logins with UNIX version
/dev/MAKEDEVThe /dev/MAKEDEV file is a script by the system admin for local device files or links to device files for a non-standard device driver./etc/ld.so.confConfiguration file for ld.so, the run time linker.
/etc/aliasesWhere the user's name is matched to a nickname for e-mail./etc/lilo.confConfiguration file for LILO.
/etc/bootptabThe configuration for the BOOTP server daemon./etc/limitsLimits users resources when a system has shadow passwords installed.
/etc/crontabLists commands and times to run them for the cron deamon./etc/localtimeIn Debian the ...

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