Generating generations of files

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
Wed May 1 04:13:13 EDT 2019

Avi Gross wrote:
> UNIX flowed the fields together with a limit of 14 that included an
> actual optional period as a counted character.

The Unix kernel has no notion of a filename extension; a filename
is just a sequence of bytes. Using a dot-suffix to indicate a
file type is just a user-level convention.


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