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What's the origin of rc, rc.d, share, proc in Linux?

I don't think I am a newbie at all, but I still can't figure out many abbreviations' origin like rc, rc.d, share, proc... I've heard someone says rc is "run command", .d is directory, but I'm not ...
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Directories with binary files in Linux

I noticed that when I install new application there are a few possible directories where the resulting binary file will be placed. You can install with packaging manager, compile with make, ...
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File and directory naming conventions

I want to refactor the files and directories on my system. However I am not sure what is best practice. After reading this question and it's answers I assume the most important part is to be ...
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Best directory for shared scripts

What is the conventional directory to keep shared scripts that might be used by more than one user? I've read through this overview of the standard file system hierarchy, but it doesn't seem to ...