On Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 14:45:46 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
File content should have nothing to do with extension, it is as good part of name as any other. Adding any extra meaning to it is just some DOS legacy.

When I first came to Linux I was wondering how the OS knows it should execute some file that wasn't bearing the .exe/.com extensions.

"And who tells the OS this is an executable file? How could Linux know it without the .exe or .com at the end?"

Well, I was DOSwashed.

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