Why upper case configuration file names in BSD?

Peter Chubb peterc at aurema.com
Fri Feb 4 08:37:42 AEST 2000

>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com> writes:

Greg> I've just been asked a rather unusual question: when you build a BSD
Greg> kernel, the name of the configuration file is traditionally upper
Greg> case.  Does anybody have insight as to why this should be?

The same reason that Makefile has an upper-case first letter -- so it
appears early in an ls listing, rather than in the middle of a big
long list.

Peter C

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