A tour of directories as system-wide databases

In the previous post, we saw how .d directories permit programmatic edits to system-wide configuration with ease. But this same concept can be applied to other kinds of tracking. Let's dive into a few examples ranging from desktop menu entries to the package manager's database itself.

August 21, 2020 · Tags: debian, netbsd, unix
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Configuration files and .d directories

Have you ever wondered why an increasing number of programs are configured by placing small files in .d directories instead of by just editing a single file? Have you ever wondered why these .d directories seem to proliferate in Linux installations? Read on to understand what these are and why they are useful.

August 17, 2020 · Tags: debian, featured, netbsd, unix
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