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.BAK file

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What is a file with the extension of .BAK?  I wrote a couple of programs and it seems they rewrote themselves on disk as being the same filename with a .BAK suffix.
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The BAK extension is used by your editor.
You have it set (or it is set) to create the BAK file whenever you make a modification.

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.bak files are backups automately created by your pascal editor, they're, as triskelion said, copies of your pas files.
you can turn the bak-file generation out in options menu.
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