um ... what's with the "." after the directory perms?

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at
Tue Mar 3 16:33:04 UTC 2009

>>>>> "RPJD" == Robert P J Day <rpjday at> writes:

RPJD> drwxr-xr-x. ^ ????
RPJD>   what's that period?  i've never seen that before.  or have i
RPJD> just not been paying attention?

>From "info ls":

     Following the file mode bits is a single character that specifies
     whether an alternate access method such as an access control list
     applies to the file.  When the character following the file mode
     bits is a space, there is no alternate access method.  When it is
     a printing character, then there is such a method.

     GNU `ls' uses a `.' character to indicate a file with an SELinux
     security context, but no other alternate access method.

     A file with any other combination of alternate access methods is
     marked with a `+' character.

 - J<

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