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    Default Making a file hidden

    Hey there. I migrated from Windows just days ago, and I need to use this application (windows console), but for it to run, I need to make a file hidden. I'm yet to see that option in OpenSuse 10.3. So, how do I do this? How can I make a file hidden?

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    Default Re: Making a file hidden

    Add a "." before the name of the file.

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    Default Re: Making a file hidden

    That worked (it hidded my file), but my program still doesn't work... T_T

    Thanks for the help.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Making a file hidden

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    What program? What makes you think it needs a hidden file?

    Good luck.





    Magus Stragus wrote:
    > That worked (it hidded my file), but my program still doesn't work...
    > T_T
    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
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    Default Re: Making a file hidden

    The above post are correct. I think you should try to find out what your application thinks a hidden file is in Linux.

    In Linux/Unix a file startinf with a . is not normaly displayed when you ask for a list of files (for normal users, not for root), unless you ask for it. This is applied to many files inside a users home directory just to make it easier to skip visualy all the configuration/administration fiiles that gather there.

    I, as ab@novell.com can not readily understand why a program especialy wants a file to be such a file.
    Henk van Velden

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