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hi all, when u do an "ls" some of file have the "*" in the end. I just wanted to know what do those asterisk sign signifies. thanx...
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    hi all,
    when u do an "ls" some of file have the "*" in the end. I just wanted to know what do those asterisk sign signifies.

    thanx

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    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.
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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.

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