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Comment: Re:Hiding it and always was a bad idea (Score 1) 564

by LDAPMAN (#49175853) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

There is no reason the OS can't show you the metadata associated with the file when you do a file listing. Also, if they are really that necessary then why can I name a Linux executable anything I want...no extension necessary. Part of the point here is that you can't trust file extensions.

Good discussion of the issues are at http://archive.arstechnica.com... and http://arstechnica.com/staff/2...

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