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Old 01-26-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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gnome terminal


Hi,

Can someone tell me what the "~" (tilde) means at the end of a file in a gnome terminal, and what the different colors (green, blue, red, black...) refer to ?

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Files with ~ at the end are the backup files created when you edit them.
The colors (in ls commands output) shows that that file is. For example in my machine red is for archives, blue for directories, green for executable files, highlighted in red for SUID files.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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Files with ~ at the end are the backup files created when you edit them.
The colors (in ls commands output) shows that that file is. For example in my machine red is for archives, blue for directories, green for executable files, highlighted in red for SUID files.
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Last edited by indiajoe; 01-26-2010 at 08:30 AM. Reason: Hey how can I remove this double post????
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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Ok, thanks for the answer.
I have one more question : why aren't these files displayed in the explorer, and how to do it ?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Which explorer are you using?
May be you have to set the "show hidden files" option.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #6
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what do you mean by explorer?

you can see these files in terminal and these files are also open in editor at same time.
so that they are temporary and unsaved in user point of view.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:11 AM   #7
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I'm using ubuntu. I'm just talking about the window that is opened when you go to places and then home folder for instance.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #8
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Then most probably you are using Nautilus.
There is a show hidden files option in the menu.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:16 AM   #9
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explorer is Windows 98/xp user term thats why i was confused.

yes you can not see these files because these files already open in front of you in any GUI editor.
 
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ok, problem solved, thanks.
 
  


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