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Old 11-19-2005, 09:09 PM   #1
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hi i am curious about that ;
some folders under my home folder. they are not visible by ls command but visible with ls -A.
they starts with "." i think they are hidden folders but what is their purpose ? some of them is .mozilla .nautilus etc.etc.
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Those are directories that hold configuration and/or
user-specific data/information. .mozilla for instance
will have your bookmarks, your cached web-pages,
images and such and browser settings.

The reason for them being "hidden" is that you usually
don't need to see them in your day to day work, they
would just clutter up the output of ls for instance.



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