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Ive got Ubuntu desktop up and running on my N54L microserver. I've noticed however that if I'm looking at a folder on the microserver from my Windows 7 laptop, if I make a change to a file on Ubuntu and save the file, on Windows it creates a copy (or a reference) of the file but with a ~ on the end.

I can't see it on Ubuntu, only on Windows, and if I delete the original file, the ~ file remains. I can delete the ~ file at any time; it doesn't seem to make any difference to the actual file. Can anyone enlighten me as to what's going on?

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    These are backup files created by editors (nano, gedit, etc). See askubuntu.com/questions/317134/… – chronitis Jul 19 '13 at 14:17
  • You can see them on ubuntu. Just "show hidden files". Since Ubuntu knows that they are backup it doesn't litter the file list with duplicates. – Bakuriu Jul 19 '13 at 18:25
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I know for a fact that Vim always creates a backup ending in ~ for any file you edit as default behavior. Whatever editor you're using is likely doing something similar.

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