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I have a doubt related the output of ll command.

When, in my shell, I execute the ll command I obtain this output:

-rwxrwxr-x 1 andrea andrea 104215 ott 15 15:56 atmosfs*

Why I have the * next to the file name atmosfs? What does it mean?

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marked as duplicate by Evan Teitelman, Anthon, jasonwryan, slm, Joseph R. Oct 16 '13 at 2:28

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it seems to be copy of serverfault.com/questions/233468/ubuntu-at-the-end-of-filename – dchirikov Oct 15 '13 at 14:41
@dchirikov: It's merely a duplicate, not a copy. (The word "copy" might imply a copy-and-paste of the exact content.) – Keith Thompson Oct 15 '13 at 21:30
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The * means the file is executable (permissions-wise).

Your alias probably includes the -F option for ls, which will add:

  • / onto directories
  • * onto files that are executable
  • @ onto symbolic links
  • = onto sockets
  • | onto FIFOs

You mostly see the first three in day to day usage.

It's jarring if one is unfamiliar with it, but quite a useful option.

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