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Old 05-28-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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hiding icons and folders

I have Red Hat Linux 8.0
if i mount a Fat Partition and then can i hide the icons,files or folders in that partition .i.e only while using Linux the files are hidden .
can it be done , if yes then how.
Old 05-28-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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A cheesy way would be to give the filename a . prefix. (.xinitrc) Those files are "hidden" from normal ls viewing but a simple ls -a will pull it up. If you were clever you could bury the file deep in Windows so that it would be difficult to find. When viewing from Windows, .whatever will be seen easily, although you could setup the file so that windows will hide it also.

I didn't think you could have a real hidden file in Linux
Old 05-31-2003, 05:35 AM   #3
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Im talking about hidden icons in GUI


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