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Old 09-13-2002, 12:20 AM   #1
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Post Quick XMMS question

Whoa! Deja this like a complete clone of Win32's WinAmp or am I seeing things? Anyway.....

Last night I was playing with this, and I couldn't find where to put skins or plug-ins. So I looked up how to search for files. Here's the weird part. It was listed under my home directory. So I went into it...and didn't see it listed. It looked like this "/home/Bigun/.XMMS/"

So in a blind step of faith I typed it into Naulitus and it opened. Ok, whats the deal with a diractory being there but not being listed, is it a link or something?
Old 09-13-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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cool, finaly a question i can answer. .whaterver files (preceded with a ".") are hidden folders/files.
Old 09-13-2002, 12:49 AM   #3
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Ohhhh....this is starting to make sense....

Old 09-13-2002, 11:14 AM   #4
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so if file starts with "." it is hidden and if it ends with "~" it usually mans it is a backup file. For example if you use emacs to edit a file, many times Emacs will save the original file before you modified it as File~ and the "~" means it is a backup.
Old 09-15-2002, 11:16 PM   #5
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you can see all files in a directory by using the -a parameter in the ls command. so in your case, to see all files and directories in your home directory, you could type from the prompt:

ls -a /home/Bigun


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