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Old 06-19-2002, 03:05 PM   #1
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~/.files


What is the meaning of ~/.filename. what is the difference in (~/.) & (~/) What is meant by the dot. Where ~/.filename files reside. I am not seeing them in file explorer.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 03:08 PM   #2
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files that beging with a dot are hidden. Check your preferences for whatever file manager you are using and you can view them.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 05:25 AM   #3
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The ~ represents your home directory. If the user is linuxcool, the ~ would represent /home/linuxcool. So, .filename would be in the /home/linuxcool directory.

If you want to see hidden files when you are using a terminal window, use ls -a. The -a will let you see hidden files.

To see hidden files in your file manager, check the options of the file manager.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 07:10 AM   #4
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The difference between "~/" and "~/." is the same as the difference between "~/" and "~/a", the dot is just the first character of the file name.
 
  


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