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    Backup files


    in my distro when i modify a file sometimes i see a backup file apear. is it safe to delete these.

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    Yeah generally. You mean like you'll open something in vi and there will be a bunch of weirdly-named dupes?

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    watch the dir in which this files are so might not delete any serious stuff, those in /tmp are kool for thw rm command u know.

    any way watch what u delete and where.

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