My system has 132 directories whose names end in
There are also two scripts whose names end in
Aside from the two wayward scripts (
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d), I assume that
.d means directory... (but I do wonder why those scripts are so named).
In some cases, the
.d directory's parent folder contains a file of the same name, but without the
Is there some mystical Linux rationale to this naming style?
Is it a deeply entrenched naming convention, or is it about as absolute as 'foo' and 'bar'?