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I noticed that in my home folder I have multiple files. Why the system save them? It is normal or I have to disable something?

Specifically I have







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Did you use some editor to edit the contents of .bashrc? The editor might have an automatic backup feature. – karatedog Dec 28 '11 at 15:36
Yes I used nano to edit .bashrc – Kyrol Dec 28 '11 at 15:43
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Nano that generated this files, look at this from GNU Nano website:

In some cases nano will try to dump the buffer into an emergency file. This will happen mainly if nano receives a SIGHUP or SIGTERM or runs out of memory. It will write the buffer into a file named if the buffer didn’t have a name already, or will add a ".save" suffix to the current filename. If an emergency file with that name already exists in the current directory, it will add ".save" plus a number (e.g. ".save.1") to the current filename in order to make it unique. In multibuffer mode, nano will write all the open buffers to their respective emergency files.


Or in your shell:

$ man nano
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Thanks! exactly what I want to know! – Kyrol Dec 28 '11 at 16:11
Glad I could help you! Help me out by marking my response as useful with, up, up, up! :D – Ielton Dec 28 '11 at 16:27
Ok! I did it!! Thanks for help! – Kyrol Dec 28 '11 at 16:38
Ok, Thank you :D – Ielton Dec 28 '11 at 17:18

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