/etc files

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Sun Aug 30 17:01:58 UTC 2015

On 30/08/2015 16:36, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> I notice several files in my /etc directory whose filenames end in ':'.
> Are these system files ? If not, can I usefully delete them :-) ? TIA &
> have aq nice weekend.

Highly unlikely, but you can check by fetching base.txz from 
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/9.3-RELEASE/ and having 
a look at what would install in /etc. Getting the release tar files is a 
useful trick, I also use it to build jails.

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