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Old 06-04-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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what is * mean


I use ls -lt to list file , and found that there are * at the end of the file , would advise what is that * mean ? thanks

#ls -lt
rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10448 Aug 10 2012 mod_auth_basic.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10456 Aug 16 2012 mod_authn_alias.so*
 
Old 06-04-2014, 06:16 AM   #2
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It means that files have the execution permission set. The asterisk - as some other indicators - appears when you use the option -F of the ls command to classify the items by type. The same is done by means of colours on modern Linux systems. Maybe you have ls aliased to ls -F.
 
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It means that files have the execution permission set. The asterisk - as some other indicators - appears when you use the option -F of the ls command to classify the items by type. The same is done by means of colours on modern Linux systems. Maybe you have ls aliased to ls -F.

thanks reply , that mean the file is executable ? thanks
 
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Yes. Nevertheless you won't execute a shared library (.so files) directly from the command line.
 
  


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