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> `/etc`? Why not `/config`?

/etc contains more than just config files so /config would be a misleading (or at least overly specific) name. If we went that route we'd need dozens of top level directories to cover everything. I do prefer OSX's more user friendly directory layout but the traditional directory structure has been around for decades. It works fine.




/etc contains more than just config files because it's called '/etc' and not '/config'.

Any why would you need dozens of top level directories? I can't imagine that you could name even one dozen completely orthogonal aspects of program and system configuration that can't be put into a _some_ meaningful hierarchy.




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