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Date: 2012jun11
OS: Linux
Distro: RedHat/Fedora/CentOS

Q.  What's that extra dot in my "ls -l" listing?

A.  It means there's a SELinux context on the file.
For example:

ls -ld /tmp
on my Fedora box gives:
drwxrwxrwt. 33 root root 50176 Jun 11 10:37 /tmp/ ^ Special SELinux stuff is present
A plus (+) in that position indicates an ACL (Access Control List)

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