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I created a file named xxx on my Desktop and then I (re)moved it using terminal. Now when I execute ls on Desktop I see a file named xxx~ that is not visible at GUI. What does it mean?

marked as duplicate by heemayl, Ravan, terdon command-line Nov 8 '15 at 10:21

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  • You will find your answer here: askubuntu.com/questions/83026/…; this question is a duplicate of that one (or at least you will find your answer there). – Organic Marble Nov 8 '15 at 4:02
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    Backup automatically created from a program, more commonly text editors – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Nov 8 '15 at 4:30
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    @OrganicMarble is right. I just couldn't see the fact that how all those files are derived from other files that I used with gedit. The question he/she marked mine as a duplicate of has all the answers and more I'd need. Thank you. – SarpSTA Nov 8 '15 at 13:50
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It indicates that is a backup file

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