Why upper case configuration file names in BSD?

Jamie Bowden ragnar at sysabend.org
Fri Feb 4 23:21:11 AEST 2000

On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Greg Lehey wrote:

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

I've always done mine lowercase.  I wasn't aware I was violating any sort
of tradition.

Jamie Bowden


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