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File browser windows show this .app extension, but if I go into the terminal it's just "foo-bar.service"

How can I get rid of this annoying, obnoxious nonsense?

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  • A quick test (touch test.service) shows that any file created with the .service file extension is named .service.app in the Finder. Why that should be, I don't know, though .service.app files can be found in /System/Library/Services. However, user-created MacOS Services usually have the extension .workflow. What sort of file are you trying to create? – benwiggy Jul 8 '19 at 17:13
  • @benwiggy The file is a systemctl config file for a different computer running ubuntu... The point is, Apple is, as usual, annoying-- my OS should not be magically altering file names that I create just because its name happens to match ".service" – patrick Jul 8 '19 at 19:54
  • If the filename isn't actually changed in the Terminal, and only in the Finder, does it matter for Ubuntu? – benwiggy Jul 8 '19 at 20:01
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    No, it's just more unexpected and bizarre behavior that I would rather my computer not do. I would just prefer my OS to not obfuscate and perform magical nonsense on my files... – patrick Jul 9 '19 at 2:06

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