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    Question what are .in files?

    I downloaded some source files of GNOME and it has .in files..
    What are they?
    Are they .cpp files?
    Where can I find the cpp source code files of GNOME?
    Please help..

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    Linux Engineer khafa's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Tokyo, Japan

    .in files are just plain ascii text files. but if you try to read them from the GUI file manager you might get stuck. instead use the command line.
    for example is just a Makefile you can read with more, less , cat ...

    suppose that you downloaded gnome-desktop-2.23.2.tar.bz2 in you home directory then you need to proceed as follows
    tar jxvf gnome-desktop-2.23.2.tar.bz2
    cd gnome-desktop-2.23.2
    cd libgnome-desktop
    the above directory is just an example where you can find source code(C language).
    gnome is divided into many projects so i dont know somewhere you just can go and download the entire source code(maybe the development segemnt).
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