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What does the red star mean in the Ranger file navigator?

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Result of running ls -la in same directory:

drwxrwxr-x 2 philip philip 4096 Oct 18 23:45 .
drwxrwxr-x 5 philip philip 4096 Oct 18 23:36 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip   82 Oct 18 23:44 john.cpp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip  114 Oct 18 23:45 john.hpp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip  105 Oct 18 23:09 johnpaul.cpp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip  136 Oct 18 23:08 johnpaul.hpp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip   82 Oct 18 23:06 paul.cpp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 philip philip  115 Oct 18 23:04 paul.hpp
  • What does ls -la show in that same directory? (What is special about john.hpp?) – Wildcard Oct 19 '16 at 3:36
  • @wildcard added result to question don't see any difference. – Philip Kirkbride Oct 19 '16 at 3:50
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From LESS='+/TAGS' man ranger:

TAGS
    Tags are single characters which are displayed left of a filename.  You
    can use tags however you want.  Press "t" to toggle tags and "ut" to
    remove any tags of the selection. The default tag is an Asterisk ("*"),
    but you can use any tag by typing "<tagname>.

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