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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

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      suffix - file-name suffix conventions

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The following list summarizes file name suffix conventions that can be
      found in an HP-UX system.  It is a partial compilation of possibly
      useful knowledge, suggestions, and explanations, rather than a
      specification of standards.  Suffixes are often used in preference to
      prefixes because they enable related files to group together
      alphabetically in a directory listing.

      Note that some programs require the use of a specific value, or vary
      their behavior based on a choice of suffixes.  Such programs are noted
      in many (but not all) cases.

      .A             HP64000 cross assembler symbol file.

      .a             Library file (archive) managed by ar; known to make.

      .ad?           HP Ada source, where "?" stands for any single

      .allow         List of users allowed by at or cron (for example,

      .an            Source for nroff "man" macros.

      .ASC           LIF (Logical Interchange Format) type 1, ASCII file for
                     use by Pascal or BASIX/UX.  Incompatible with lifcp.

      .aux           Cross-referencing information created automatically by

      .awk           awk script file.

      .b             Compiled LISP (.l) source file, or a bold font file.

      .bkup          Backup copy of a file.

      .bad           File containing bad data, or occupying a bad spot on a

      .bbl           Bibliography created by BibTeX for inclusion in a LaTeX

      .bib           Bibliographic data file, (for example, BibTeX
                     bibliography database).

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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .blg           Log of errors from BibTeX.

      .bst           BibTeX bibliography style definition.

      .C             File compressed by compact, or C++ language source
                     file, or HP64000 cross compiled C source file.

      .c             C language source file; known to cc and make.

      .cas           CAST language scripts.

      .cat           NLS (Native Language Support) message catalog.

      .cf            Configuration file (for example, sendmail.cf).

      .clu           CLU file.

      .CODE          Pascal workstation object code.

      .cpio          File containing output from cpio -o, that is, a cpio

      .csh           C-shell (csh) script.

      .curr          Current version of a file.

      .d             Directory file, or data file.

      .day           A script that is read daily.

      .deny          List of users denied by at or cron (for example,

      .devs          List of devices.

      .diff          Differences between two files, output from diff.

      .dir           DBM database directory file.

      .doc           Documentation file of some sort.

      .dvi           Device-independent text formatter output.

      .e             Extended FORTRAN language (EFL) source file; known to

      .el            GNU Emacs Elisp file.

      .elc           Compiled GNU Emacs Elisp file.

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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .eqn           Source for nroff equation macros.

      .err           Standard error from a program.

      .errs          Errors recorded by a program.

      .f             FORTRAN language source file; known to fc and make.

      .f77           FORTRAN 77 language source file.

      .fc            Frozen configuration file (for example, sendmail.fc).

      .full          A complete file or list.

      .gf            TeX font bitmaps in Generic Font format.

      .glo           Glossary created by LaTeX.

      .h             C language header (include) file; known to make.

      .hlp           Help text for a program, often read automatically.

      .hr            A script that is read hourly.

      .i             Output of C preprocessor ("cc -P"), or a Berkeley
                     Pascal language include file, or an italicized font

      .icn           Icon source code.

      .idx           Index created by LaTeX.

      .in            Standard input to a program.

      .INDEX         notes index file.

      .ksh           Korn shell script file.

      .L             HP64000 cross linker symbol file.

      .l             lex source file (known to make), or LISP source file.

      .LIST          notes list file.

      .list          File containing a list of other files.

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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .ln            Library information for lint.

      .lof           List of figures created by LaTeX.

      .log           Generic log file, or a log of error messages from TeX.

      .lot           List of tables created by LaTeX.

      .m             Modula language source file.

      .m2            Modula-2 language source file.

      .mk            Makefile for make.

      .man           Source for nroff or troff using man macros.

      .me            Source for nroff or troff using me macros.

      .mf            TeX metafont input file.

      .ml            Gosling/Unipress Emacs Mock Lisp file.

      .mm            Source for nroff or troff using mm macros.

      .month         A script that is read monthly.

      .ms            Source for nroff or troff using ms macros.

      .n             nroff source.

      .new           New version of a file.

      .nro           nroff source.

      .O             HP64000 listing file.

      .o             Relocatable object file (post-compile, pre-link); known
                     to as, cc, fc, pc, and make.

      .obs           Obsolete version of a file.

      .old           Old version of a file.

      .opt           File containing optional material, such as an optional
                     part of the kernel.

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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .orig          Original version of a file.

      .out           Standard output (and possibly standard error) from a
                     program (for example, nohup.out), or an executable file
                     output from ld (such as a.out).

      .P             HP64000 cross compiled Pascal source file.

      .p             Pascal language source file (known to pc and make), or
                     PROLOG language source file.

      .pag           DBM database data file.

      .pi            PILOT language source file.

      .pk            TeX font bitmaps in Packed Font format; denser/more
                     recent than GF.

      .prev          Previous version of a file.

      .ps            PostScript files.

      .pxl           TeX font bitmaps in uncompressed format; very obsolete.

      .R             HP64000 relocatable file.

      .r             RatFor language source file; known to make.

      .rc            A "run commands" file, normally read when a program is
                     invoked (for example, mailx.rc).

      .real          Real version of a file, often one which was replaced by
                     a front-end (for example, uucico.real).

      .req           File containing required material, such as a required
                     part of the kernel.

      .S             HP64000 cross assembled source file.

      .s             Assembler input file; known to cc and make.

      .save          Safe or saved copy of a file.

      .scm           Scheme file.

      .sh            POSIX shell script file; known to make.

      .shar          Shell archive file containing output from shar.

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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .skel          Skeletal or template file.

      .sl            Shared library file built by ld(1);knownto ld(1).

      .st            File containing statistics (for example,

      .sty           LaTeX style definition; should have a corresponding
                     .doc file.

      .SYSTM         LIF Bootable by the Series 300/400 boot ROM (see
                     Librarian chapter of Pascal 3.2 Workstation System,
                     vol. 1).

      .t             Text file.

      .tar           File (archive) containing output from tar.

      .tbl           Source for nroff table macros.

      .tmp           Temporary file.

      .template      Prototype or template file.

      .test          Test input or output file.

      .tex           TeX source file.

      .TEXT          notes text file, or a Pascal workstation "UCSD text
                     format" file.

      .txt           ASCII text file.

      .tfm           Width information used by TeX (TeX font metrics).

      .toc           Source for nroff table of contents macros, or table of
                     contents created by LaTeX.

      .tro           troff source.

      .u2            Icon intermediate code files.

      .UX            HP-UX text or binary file format.

      .web           Web file (Knuth's Web system).


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 suffix(5)                                                         suffix(5)

      .wk            A script that is read weekly.

      .X             HP64000 absolute file.

      .y             yacc input file; known to make.

      .Z             File compressed by compress.

      .z             File compressed by pack.

      .1 .. .8       Manual entry files (sections 1 through 8), optionally
                     followed by a letter a..z.

      .<date>        File saved on given date (year, month name, YYMM, MMDD,
                     etc.) as a snapshot of a continuously-growing logfile.

      ,v             RCS delta file; known to the RCS programs.

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      suffix was developed by HP.

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