The reason ls
doesn't show hidden files is that there are other options you must pass to the command. Type man ls
to learn more, but to see hidden files as well as regular files type ls -a
, to see the files as a list with other information, type ls -l
, to see all files (hidden included) as a list, type ls -al
. I almost always use ls -l
because I'm a nerd and like to see lots of data.
Thanks for the clarification. That explains why I don't have colors for ls
when I login to shell instead of gdm...