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Re: a quick Q: what is the .alias for

On Sb, 25 feb 12, 00:55:48, lina wrote:
> Here I asked about the extension, why use .alias, In the book, it's 
> said related to X stuff.

Under Unix (and Linux) filename extensions are just another part of the 
name, mostly to give humans an indication of what it *might* contain. 

Both cases of .alias extensions mentioned here are just simple text 
files. The 'file' utility tries to guess the file type.

Hope this explains,
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