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Gaby8a
October 10th, 2012, 10:26 PM
I wrote a script on bash and it ran with errors. I noticed that when my scripts have errors they generate another file with the name of my script, but with a tilde "~" in the front. Can someone explain the significance of this?
Thanks!
Gaby

Tralce
October 11th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Are you saying that if you've make a script called script.sh, you wind up with another file called script.sh~? If so, that's just a backup file generated by gedit text editor, among other programs. You can safely delete that as it holds little to no significance.

Wim Sturkenboom
October 11th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Are you saying that if you've make a script called script.sh, you wind up with another file called script.sh~?

No, OP is saying that those files only exist if the script has an error :)

But I don't think OP is correct in his/her observations (and you are).

Gaby8a
October 30th, 2012, 03:51 PM
What is OP?

Vaphell
October 30th, 2012, 03:57 PM
consult your nearest urbandictionary.com ;-)

usually OP means
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