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Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor like GNU Emacs? [duplicate]

Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor ? Creating a file with a text editor like GNU Emacs, say myfile, another file called myfile~ is also created. Why ...
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Help - Ubuntu creates a temp file for every file I edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' suffix I dont know how to explain it very well so I took a picture of it. It seems that every time I edit a Text file ...
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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What does the ~ symbol mean next to the files that are listed with ls? [duplicate]

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?
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sources.list with tilde symbol (sources.list ~) generated in /etc/apt directory [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and new to Ubuntu. Please let me know what I did wrong: In my system a sources.list~ file and also a trusted.gpg~ file was generated.
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Why a new file with ~ added in extension is created whenever I create a file [duplicate]

I created a file in Ubuntu command prompt like this $ gedit first_file.txt After editing and saving the file when do ls on command prompt I can see an additional file created first_file.txt~ ...
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Files with ~ don't get deleted [duplicate]

I think the title is self-explanatory but let me add more info: Ubuntu 12.10 64bit When I delete a file and then use graphical file manager (nautilus, nemo, etc...) the file does not appear to ...
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Something with .txt File? [duplicate]

I have stored a text as .txt while saving it in Gedit in Ubuntu 14.04. But after viewing that folder, which i have stored will have two files with that name but with 'Tilde Symbol' '~' for an ...
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What are the '~' files created when I edit something and can I delete them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' suffix I've noticed that every time i edit or in anyway modify a .txt, .php, .html, .doc etc file, after I save it, an ...
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Duplicate file ~ in root folder [duplicate]

I have a copy of all the files in my root folder with ~ symbol. I can see it on the terminal but not in the folder. How do i stop this
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Why is swap file created? [duplicate]

When i create a file named a.cpp a new extra file a.cpp~ created automatically in my ubuntu. I know this is swap file . Why this file is created? Use of this file?
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Why a file automatically created with '~' whenever I change the gedit file? [duplicate]

Whenever I made changes in my text files, automatically another file with the same name plus a '~' gets created. Why does this happen? How can I prevent these files from getting auto-created? These ...
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Ubuntu creating unwanted README.MD~

I have a folder containing a repository I am working on. In my repo, I have a file called README.md, as most repos do. However, randomly, Ubuntu creates a file called README.md~, which gets pushed up ...
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Dropbox syncing file.ext~ (tilde, backup/temp)

When using Dropbox in Ubuntu everything seems fine, but on my Windows machine with Dropbox I end up with the file.ext~ backup/temp version of any files I opened in Ubuntu. Is there some way to prevent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Bug - issue with my on-board networking adapter and the ACPI of my computer

This old bug affects me severely, I say old bug because it is very well documented in the following link: Bug report This bug results in two things: My on-board networking doesn't work, and trying ...
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save in gedit without ~ in virtualbox

How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name? If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. ...
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'ls' shows more files in directory than nautilus

In home directory ls shows the following: But let's look what is in Nautilus. I refreshed Nautilus many times. rm 1.1.c returns a error there is no such file in directory. What's wrong?
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Would it be possible to save gedit backup files in a “specific” Folder?

Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder. As I'm using git as a revision control ...
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How to automatically copy backup of file edited

Frequently I forget to backup the original copies of important system files I’m messing around with. Is there any way to have the system automatically copy a file that I edit, if e.g. it’s under /...
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Need clarity on output of ls -l command [duplicate]

Need help to understand the output of ls -l command. I created one file testa in my home directory. When I run the ls -l command it shows up with two similar names. What does the symbol (~) mean with ...
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Dropbox litters my folders with unhidden backup files

Edit: I have mistaken dropbox for gedit's default backup feature, see below. As the title says when I create a file in any dropbox synchronized folder it creates an unhidden (no . prefix) duplicate ...
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I have a problem with what I think is a broken link

HEre image attached of one example. index.html and index.html~ appears everytime I finish editing the file. But it does not have any content and it does not go away unless I delete it, but, I am ...