In Ubuntu 10.10, showing a file listing using
ll will occasionally show files with a * appended to the name of the file. What does this star mean?
It means the file is executable.
It means the file is executable and you have
ll aliased to
ls --classify or
ls --indicator-style=classify (among other possible options). You can use the command
alias ll to see what the alias is and change it persistently by editing your
~/.bashrc file (or other file) where it's defined.
@- symbolic links
each depending on OS/filesystem support.