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Old 04-18-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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*?


what does it mean when there is a * at the end of a filename?

e.g.

darkstar@Laptop:~/cpp/projects$ ls
project1.cc*
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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I believe it means that its executable or has executable permissions set.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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This is caused by 1 of the /etc/DIR_COLORS setting and tells you the file is executable.

The part of DIR_COLORS I'm talking about should look something like this:
# Extra command line options for ls go here.
# Basically these ones are:
# -F = show '/' for dirs, '*' for executables, etc.
# -T 0 = don't trust tab spacing when formatting ls output.
OPTIONS -F -T 0

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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hrm.. that is strange since it is only a source file
oh well thanks anyway guys
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:58 AM   #5
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If it has execute permissions, the * will show.
It doesn't look inside the file, just at the permissions and sets the flag accordingly.

Personally I don't see the point for setting this flag.
 
  


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