30 Nov 2012
When creating files in Linux (and other OS’s) there’s the usual convention of .txt for text files, .c for C files, etc - you just pick them up as you go along.
But there’s actually a manpage that lists the common conventions - “who knew”?
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% man suffixes SUFFIXES(7) Linux Programmer's Manual SUFFIXES(7) NAME suffixes - list of file suffixes DESCRIPTION It is customary to indicate the contents of a file with the file suffix, which consists of a period, followed by one or more letters. Many standard utilities, such as compilers, use this ... .asm │ (GNU) assembler source file .au │ Audio sound file .aux │ LaTeX auxiliary file ...