/etc files

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sun Aug 30 20:00:00 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.

What files are those?  What do they contain? I have none with that
naming pattern on my system:

lucid-nonsense:/home/matthew:# find /etc -name '*:'

Doesn't mean they aren't valid, but they don't sound like typical files
you'ld find under /etc to me.

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