[techtalk] Filename star

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Fri Dec 31 12:26:00 EST 1999

On Fri, 31 Dec 1999 12:13:28 +0100 (CET), Nils Philippsen <nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de> said:

>Not quite. The only place where a dot is special is at the beginning
>of a filename (Unix has no such concept as filename segments) where
>it means "this file is hidden".

And even so that's just a function of how ls and the shell behave --
there's nothing in the kernel that makes a leading dot special.

The only names that are special as far as the kernel is concerned are
'.' and '..'.


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