Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 79 – Dot files

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

I think I mentioned this before when I covered the ls command, but it bears repeating:

Dot files are the files whose name begin with a dot. They are called hidden files. They can be displayed in a directory listing using ls, but only by providing the -a option. I never had to meddle with dot files in my Linux dealings so far. I did have to look at some dot files in my programming projects, but that is a different story.

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