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Old 02-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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KDE dolphin showing backup files?

Hello there, I've been struggling to find an option to hide backup files some applications create when you save a file like "file.ext~", is there a way to tell dolphin not to show them?
i hope you can help me, thank you.
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I can think of two options:
1) Determine which apps are leaving the backup files. Go into the settings for the app(s) to see if there is an option to set which prevents creating the backup files.

2) Write a simple shell script to search for the files with the trailing ~. Rename the files, adding a leading . (dot) to the filename, making it a hidden file. If I'm not mistaken, Dolphin doesn't show hidden files unless you select the option to view hidden files.
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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
I can think of two options:
If I'm not mistaken, Dolphin doesn't show hidden files unless you select the option to view hidden files.
Yes, you're right.


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