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April 20th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Is there a way to auto-delete (or avoid creation) of backed up files (if that's what they are called) with the ~ character at the end?

April 20th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Referring to documents created or edited with Gedit?

Gedit has preference controls to enable/disable automatic backups.


rm *~will remove any file ending with ~ -USE WITH CAUTION

If you give rm an -i argument, like so:
rm -i *~ confirmation will be required before deletion.

(it's actually good to alias rm with -i so any deletions require confirmation - -i stands for 'interactive' - you can setup aliases in your bashrc file)

April 20th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Thanks. Guess i didn't look hard enough cause i looked serveral times in the preference menu for that option.