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when u do an "ls" some of file have the "*" in the end. I just wanted to know what do those asterisk sign signifies.
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- May 2004
Really? Usually that "*" is a wildcard which you can use for input to ls (for example 'ls /etc/*.conf') but I don't recall seeing it in the ouput. If you do 'ls -l' you will see more detail about the file and that may be helpful. Otherwise, maybe you should post the entire line where this appears./IMHO
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There is an option to "ls" that displays certain types of files with a character after it.
The '*' represents an executable file, and the '@' indicates a symlink.