I've just noticed a dodgy file in the root boot volume /.file It has all permissions disabled ---------- 1 root admin and is 0 bytes. Mac OS 10.14.7

Has anybody seen this before or know what it's used for?

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    That file is normal and is supposed to be there. Leave it alone. Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 5:27
  • /. and /.. are for navigating the directory tree. Just don't delete anything until you are sure you know what they are for.
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 6:48


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