# What does the “@” (at) symbol mean on OSX ls? [duplicate]

When I check permission of less files from the command line on my Snow Leopard OSX system using Bash I see -rw-r--r--@ for certain files and for others I just see -rw-r--r-- What does the @ mean here?

## marked as duplicate by Gilles, slm♦, Renan, terdon♦, jasonwryanDec 27 '13 at 1:48

On OSX, the @ symbol indicates that the file has extended attributes. You can see them using xattr -l, or ls -@. From man 1 ls on OSX 10.9:
If the file or directory has extended attributes, the permissions field printed by the -l option is followed by a @ character.