You can obfuscate
using (simple) encryption, try hiding in plain sight
by giving them innocuously-sounding names like say /home/$LOGNAME/mozilla/profile/cache/somerandomname, tacking them onto other files ('cat file >> someotherfile') or opening a file and deleting it from disk.
Originally Posted by repo
Why do you want to hide the file?
And yes, this is a valid question. Hiding files usually means a user is up to no good. Don't think for one second you're leet enough to come up with ways to hide files themselves from the root account user.