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I am brand new to hp unix systems. I see some files without extension on this system. If I type name of the file it shows me so many detail but does not take me back to command prompt. What are these files and how do I come back to command prompt? Please help
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Who knows what files those are....

Before you do anyhting, try this command

Code:
file filename

where filename is one of those problem files. This tells you what kind of file you are seeing. If it is a text or ascii file you cannot just "type it". try

Code:
cat filename

to display the contents of the ascii/text files

When you get stuck try "ctrl-c" - that means push down the control key, hold it down, then press the c key. Let go both keys.
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