We have scripts looking at the output of
ls -l output for permission information that have been failing recently on RHEL v6 systems which appear to be showing an extra
. at the end of the permission entry that didn't used to be there before:
[root@rhel6vm ~]# ls -l total 44 -rw-------. 1 root root 1399 Aug 17 15:01 anaconda-ks.cfg -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 25485 Aug 17 15:01 install.log -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 7253 Aug 17 14:59 install.log.syslog [root@rhel6vm ~]# ^ | up there
What does the full stop signify? And what else can appear in it's place?