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Old 01-27-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
Alwyn
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hidden files


What is the whole idea of a hidden file (./filename)?
Is it read-only by default?

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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No - it's just to get it out of your way - not clutter up ls output. Though I wish they'd just create a ~/etc for personal configs.

-- Just noticed *exactly* what you typed, though - that's a command line to execute 'filename' in the current directory - a hidden file is just a file whose name begins with a dot. Just to clarify.

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:20 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply...
I get wat you're saying
 
  


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