what does * mean next to a file name in ls command

Joe Orton joe at manyfish.co.uk
Wed Sep 14 11:08:31 EDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 02:56:08PM +0000, Leydon, Gary wrote:
> I'm sure this is obvious but I can't find it in the man page but can 
> anyone tell me what the significance is of a * character preceding a 
> file when executing ls inside cadaver shell? I'm logged in via a 
> read-only user and my guess is this means that file is locked but I 
> know that there are only read only users connected to the server.

Hiya, it means the file is executable.

Regards, Joe

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