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Old 07-21-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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X11 directory invisible?


On both my OS X machine and my Fedora Core 1 machine, I can cd into /etc/X11 with no problem. However, if I go to /etc and list everything, X11 doesn't show up. If I go to /etc/X11 on OS X and do "pwd" it returns /private/etc/X11 which is no big surprise -- except that when I cd into /private/etc I still cannot see the X11 directory. Why is this directory invisible?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:54 PM   #2
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xterm or full-screen?

Can you see other sub directories of /etc ?


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Old 07-22-2004, 12:21 AM   #3
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I'm using terminal windows -- xterm in Fluxbox, Terminal in OS X. The "ls" command does print X11, but I didn't see it until just now -- it's at the very top before all the other alphabetically-listed files and directories (at least in OS X; I will check it on FC1 over the weekend). On my FC1 machine, X11 does not appear at all in run-level 3, I guess because it's way at the top and I never use grep since I know where I'm going anyhow. So now my question is why it's up there instead of down with the X's, like xinetd.d and stuff. Everything except that one directory is alphabetically situated.
 
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That's because in POSIX sort-order CAPS come
before lowercase letters.


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