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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Duplicated file names with home directory symbol appearing in ls . Post 302851635 by wisecracker on Monday 9th of September 2013 11:43:13 AM
Old 09-09-2013
Example...

If you edit and save "what" then the original copy of "what" will be automatically saved as "what~" which is a BACKUP of "what" before editing...

This gives you ONE chance of returning back to your original "what" if your edit does not
work as expected...

So "~" is similar to ".bak"...
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CHROOT(2)							System Calls Manual							 CHROOT(2)

NAME
chroot - change root directory SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int chroot(const char *dirname) DESCRIPTION
Dirname is the address of the pathname of a directory, terminated by a null byte. Chroot causes this directory to become the root direc- tory, the starting point for path names beginning with ``/''. In order for a directory to become the root directory a process must have execute (search) access to the directory. This call is restricted to the super-user. RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate an error. ERRORS
Chroot will fail and the root directory will be unchanged if one or more of the following are true: [ENOTDIR] A component of the path name is not a directory. [ENAMETOOLONG] The path name exceeds PATH_MAX characters. [ENOENT] The named directory does not exist. [EACCES] Search permission is denied for any component of the path name. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname. (Minix-vmd) [EFAULT] Path points outside the process's allocated address space. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the file system. SEE ALSO
chdir(2). 4.2 Berkeley Distribution August 26, 1985 CHROOT(2)

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