The tilde char in a filename

Tony Sequeira tony at sequeira.org.uk
Sat Nov 11 12:02:34 GMT 2006


On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 11:26 +0000, Stephen Allen wrote:
> On a newly installed system, I found that global bash startup script has 
> a tilde char at the end of the filename.
> 
> /etc/profile~

Normally an editor backup file.  Try checking your vim configuration.

> Is this for a reason, and what does tilde mean in this instance?
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