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Old 05-12-2015, 05:12 AM   #1
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hidden folders and files become viewable in home directory


Hi guys,
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For no apparent actions from me, hidden folders and files show
in my /user/home directory, they are as follows:-

folders:
.adobe .cache .config .cups .filezilla .gimp-2.8 .gnupg .gphoto .gstreamer-0.10 .icedtea .java .local .macromedia .mozilla .pki .thumbnails

Files:
.bash_history .bashrc .esd_auth .ICEauthority

In my / directory
File: ./readahead

Seeking help to verify the above folder and files are not from a harmful source or application?

If they do not post any thread to the system, how can I conceal
these folders and files, so that they don't show up any more in
my home and / directory ?

Many thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2015, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hi, my linux system is fedora 19 .
 
Old 05-12-2015, 05:29 AM   #3
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You can turn off hidden files by clicking the down arrow key in GNOME and clicking "Show Hidden Files" to turn hidden files off.You can also press "Return View to Default" to disable hidden files
 
Old 05-12-2015, 09:18 AM   #4
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I see nothing wrong with any of those folders.

What do you mean by "viewable" from the file manager? Or just because you did "ls -a"?

Of course they're viewable, depending on the command or File Manager settings. Just like in Windows where you can not show hidden or system files, Linux also has this for the File Manager and also the ls command default does not show hidden files.
 
Old 05-12-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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Hi, I didn't do any shell command like ls -a, the hidden files just turn up in GUI in my home directory.

Now that I know how to turn it off and that they are not threads, Thank you guys. Have a great day.

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