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navin
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file question

Hi what does the * at the end of the file means

i have a user changed his shell from another shell to tcsh - but the .cshrc file does not seem the time stamp as he logged in .Also it has * at the end - what does that mean

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Patrick Wallek
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Re: file question

It means it is an executable file.

Do a 'man tcsh' and look for the 'ls-F' section. It gives an explanation of all characters that can appear after a file name.
Steven Schweda
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Re: file question

_Which_ "*" at the end of _which_ file, when
you do _what_, exactly?

Please learn how to ask a question. Showing
an actual command with its actual output can
be more helpful than vague descriptions and
interpretations. (Or none at all.)

Are you looking at "ls" output, or what?

man ls

Look for "-F"?


> [...] but the .cshrc file does not seem the
> time stamp as he logged in

Huh?