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Old 07-07-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
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How to view hidden files on CD


I've burnt a few files onto a cd but i've realised that the files i burnt were hidden when i burned them. In windows i need to ensure hidden files are enabled if i want to be able to work with them -- how can i do this in linux? I've tried all options with ls but no luck.

Can anyone help me? im runnin mandrake 10.0.

Old 07-07-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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In your browser, there should be a "view hidden files" option. Or do dir .* after cd-ing to the cd.
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Nope, neither of those worked. Im positive theres file in that directory because windows can see them.
Old 07-07-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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$ ls -la ?
Old 07-07-2004, 02:45 PM   #5
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in /etc/fstab:
/dev/cdrom     /media/cdrom     auto     unhide,ro,noauto,user,exec     0 0
Old 07-08-2004, 12:15 AM   #6
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How did you burn the files? In what OS? What do you mean by 'the files i burnt were hidden when i burned them'?

In Linux, this simply means that the filename begins with a '.', which explains XavierP's response. If you could state your problem more clearly, you'll be more likely to get a solution.

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Old 07-20-2004, 08:51 PM   #7
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I have gotten into what seems to a newbie a predicament. I'm running Slackware latest ISO. In Slackware I have to type in startx etc. I edited my .xinirt file to add selections to startx.
Only I botched it, so when I try to startx or kde or gnome or BB it comes back to the prompt. when at prompt I can't / don't know
how to see the hidden file .xinirt to fix it. So what is a command to view the file.
I have read the above replies to the previous question but haven't tried them yet. So any one or all of them might work, i just had to ask the specific question. If those answers are correct thanks in advance.
Old 07-20-2004, 09:47 PM   #8
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I know what you mean . I have a tech cd which I made some time ago using Nero in Win xp.
One of the folders was hidden by design.
The solution to make that folder seen in linux is as mikshaw said.... add unhide to the cdrom entry in /etc/fstab.

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Welcome to, Pdptrow.

Your situation is somewhat different from that of theMonkeY. However, the solution proposed by linmix should be just what you're looking for. Use the command 'ls -a' or 'ls -al' (the '-a' option means list 'all' files, '-l' means show them in 'long' format, or show more details). Check out 'man ls' for more info.

You might also want to check out the Rute User's Tutorial. It's just about the best source of info available.

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