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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hidden Files In Linux

maybe some people will be wondering how to give the hidden attribute on a file in linux. if the windows are usually right click - properties - check the hidden. but in linux does not exist. in linux there is a unique way to hide files. following way:

  1. select the file you want to hide.
  2. right click - Rename ... (press F2).
  3. given point on the front of the filename.
to show all hidden files in 2 ways. following way :
  1. open Home Folder - View - Show Hidden Files
  2. CTRL + H
if there are less clear, write your comments below. thank :)

need to know! 
In computing, a hidden directory or hidden file on a computer is a directory (folder) or file which a user cannot see by default. Hidden directories most often serve to hide important operating system-related files and user preferences. However, malicious programs can also use this functionality to hide their presence from unaware users.

In MS-DOS and other DOS systems, users can make files and folders hidden or visible by toggling their Hidden File attribute using attrib command. Invoking dir /a may reveal the existence of unsuspected hidden objects.

In addition to the "dotfile" behaviour, files with the "Invisible" attribute are hidden in Finder in Mac OS X. This is set using the SetFile command. For example, invoking SetFile -a V jimbo will hide the file "jimbo". Alternate way is to use chflags command. chflags nohidden ~/Library/ clears hidden attribute on user's Library folder on Mac OS X 10.7 while SetFile fails with an error.

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