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Sayvimrcor screenrc, what does the rc mean?

There are lots of rc file inside linux?

.bashrc .vimrc .gvimrc etc etc

I am curious what does rc mean? I can't find any information in google or wiki

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According to Wikipedia:

The "rc" naming convention of "rc files" was inspired by the "runcom" facility mentioned above and does not stand for "resource configuration" or "runtime configuration" as is often wrongly guessed.

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According to this, 'rc' stands for 'run commands'.

Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/23482/what-does-rc-in-bashrc-nanorc-stand-for

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