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Someone showed me how to use Quicksilver to append lines to a list and then display them on his desktop using GeekTool. I have got that all set up fine and highly recommend it...

..however whilst he was showing me I noticed that he had all the lists starting with '@' for example '@todo.txt'. I have never seen this before and was wondering whether this was a specific naming convention.

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to be honest, I don't think it is a standard convention. He probably just did it to quickly cancel down the list of possible files shown by quicksilver to just the lists you mentioned

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thanks, didn't think anyone was going to answer this! – Anake Apr 24 '11 at 16:17
Same way I often name things that I want to be includes by starting them with an _, for instance or whatever, just means that I don't see them all the time when doing tab completion in a shell, but can easily target them if needed. – Rich Bradshaw Apr 25 '11 at 13:43

Well, @response files is a naming convention with (at least) Microsoft's linkers, compilers and that kind of stuff :)

It is used to place all command line options into a files instead of on the command line.

IIRC Borland C++ had (has?) this option too

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