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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: .keep files Reply with quote

I have a new Gentoo installation and I am finding .keep files around. They are empty. What are they and why are they there?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are used to keep portage from removing certain directories that might otherwise be empty.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate thread. There's a FAQ entry for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
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