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Old 08-25-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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duplicate file names?

anyone know why it is that when i create a text file a duplicate is made in my home directory with the same name except with a tilde at the end of the file name?
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What software are you using to create the text file?

Old 08-25-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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Normally this is to create a safe backup should anything go wrong, as well as an easy to find file in case of accidental permissions issues (you didn't have permission to write to the file, but don't wanna retype everything, login as priv'd user, and copy the file over).

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It is not a duplicate, it is a backup...that is, it is the file in the state before you edited it.


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