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Old 05-21-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
bbmak
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how do i see the /root/.xxxx directory in terminal?


Hi,
I just installed my debian base + fluxbox system.
I use xfce4-terminal because it allows me to copy and paste.
I also installed idesk.

but I would like to see those /root/.idesktop or /root/.fluxbox in my terminal? what command should I use? I try dir and ls, both of them are not showing.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bbmak View Post
Hi,
I just installed my debian base + fluxbox system.
I use xfce4-terminal because it allows me to copy and paste.
I also installed idesk.

but I would like to see those /root/.idesktop or /root/.fluxbox in my terminal? what command should I use? I try dir and ls, both of them are not showing.
It sounds like a permissions issue to me. Open up a terminal and type
Code:
su
You will then be prompted for your root password. Type that in (it won't appear in the terminal) and then you should be able to navigate where you wish.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-22-2009, 12:12 AM   #3
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U in user mode or root mode ,1st login as root in terminal then type "ls -a" to see hidden files in ur root's home dir.then type ls /root/.idesktop to see contents of idesktop and etc..
 
Old 05-22-2009, 02:46 AM   #4
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ls -lart
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