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Old 12-08-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
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What does @ mean at the end of the filename


Hi

Can anybody tell me why some files have @ at the end of their name?

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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if i touch abc@ nothing special happens, it just creates me a file with a name that ends with @. maybe it's different for other distros. What distro do you have?
 
Old 12-08-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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This is because you're system is calling ls with the -F flag
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Originally Posted by man ls
-F, --classify
append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries
See number 13 for the meaning of each symbol: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/07/...mand-examples/
 
Old 12-08-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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oh right now i remember seeing this.
ty, pwc101
 
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The distro might have "ls" set to that by alias or other means so simply the command ls may show that. Or visual displays like MC or another may show it by default.
 
  


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