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jarrett.andrew at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 20:28:54 UTC 2008
On Feb 13, 2008 10:22 AM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2008 4:04 AM, Andrew Jarrett <jarrett.andrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 12, 2008 4:58 PM, J. Michael Morse <mmorse757 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Don't let the file extension mislead you. I don't think Linux really
> > > uses file extensions. The file ends in .lst and not .txt but it is
> > > still a text file.
> > That's correct, file extensions are pretty much trivial and really are
> > only there to help the user in figuring out what a file does. And if
> > that doesn't blow your mind, how about this:
> > In Linux, everything is a file... even folders are files.
> > Andrew
> Just a comment:
> You are right that file extensions has no purpose on Linux.
> But folders are files on many file systems for example FAT
> uses a special file to store metadata, name, extension, attributes etc. for
> the files in that folder so it's nothing specially just for Linux it's
> more about
> the type of file system used.
> What you want to point out i guess, is probably that all devices/hardware i.e.
> keybord, mouse, soundcard is a file in linux and you can write and read to
> them through the file system.
Right. I knew that folders are files on more than filesystems used
with Linux, but thanks for the clarification and extra info.
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