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Old 04-27-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Smile what is * at the end of a filename when i do a ls -F


hi

what is * at the end of a filename when i do a ls -F

has anybody got a table i can view other explanations
of types of files

thanks
 
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An asterisk means that the file is executable. The meaning of the indicators is listed in the info page of ls. Here they are:
Code:
`-F'
`--classify'
`--indicator-style=classify'
     Append a character to each file name indicating the file type.
     Also, for regular files that are executable, append `*'.  The file
     type indicators are `/' for directories, `@' for symbolic links,
     `|' for FIFOs, `=' for sockets, `>' for doors, and nothing for
     regular files.  Do not follow symbolic links listed on the command
     line unless the `--dereference-command-line' (`-H'),
     `--dereference' (`-L'), or
     `--dereference-command-line-symlink-to-dir' options are specified.
 
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