The tilde char in a filename

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Nov 11 11:53:25 GMT 2006


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Stephen Allen wrote:
> On a newly installed system, I found that global bash startup script ha=
s
> a tilde char at the end of the filename.
>=20
> /etc/profile~
>=20
> Is this for a reason, and what does tilde mean in this instance?

That someone uses emacs as their favourite editor and has been a bit
careless with the backup files it creates?

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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