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RE: files which start with a dot and firefox gmail



On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 11:15 +0100, Cannon, Andrew C wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> In *nix space, all files that start with a dot are classed as 'hidden'
> files.  Thus, they won't be normally viewable.  It may be possible to
> change the view settings in your chosen application, but this probably
> changes from application to application.

This is in fact merely a convention of the "ls" program, not of the *nix
systems themselves. The fact that some other apps have chosen to follow
it (including many of the file choosers out there) doesn't alter this.

poc

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