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ls -la symbolics… what does that last symbol mean?

What does the @ in the below execution of ls -al mean?

atom:Lib fak$ ls -al
total 1056
drwxr-xr-x  5 fak  staff     170 Dec 24 13:19 .
drwxr-xr-x  6 fak  staff     204 Dec 24 13:15 ..
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 fak  staff  121393 Oct  3 14:05 HtmlAgilityPack.XML
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 fak  staff  101376 Oct  3 14:05 HtmlAgilityPack.dll
-rwxr-xr-x  1 fak  staff  315392 Dec 24 13:19 MySql.Data.dll
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That indicates extended attributes are applied to the file. You can use xattr to modify/view those attributes.

See: http://superuser.com/questions/66722/ls-la-symbolics-what-does-that-last-symbol-mean

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It means the file has extended attributes. You can use the -@ switch to ls to view them, and xattr to modify/view them.

example:

ls -@ HtmlAgilityPack.XML
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