How to see the hidden folders in linux


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  1. #1
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    How to see the hidden folders in linux

    Hello,

    I need to see the .mozilla folder, which holds the bookmarks, but I don't see it from kde, how can I watch it?

    Thank you and regards

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    I can't quite remember at the moment what the file-browser is called in KDE, but I think under the View options there is something that allows you to show hidden files.
    In linux, files are hidden because the file names start with a period. for example:

    .file.txt would not normally be visible.
    or, in a terminal, do :
    Code:
    cd
    to get to your home directory. then,

    Code:
    cd .mozilla 
    ls
    to change to that directory and see its contents.

    if you want to rename .mozilla/ such that it is visible, do :
    Code:
    mv -i .mozilla/ mozilla
    Don't forget to change it back to hidden after with:
    Code:
    mv -i mozilla/ .mozilla/
    Of course, so simply view hidden files and dirs from the terminal, you use:
    Code:
    ls -as
    cheers
    Linux user #367409

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    man ls

    Code:
    ls -al
    That will show hidden directories, if you need to cd into the directory and its in you users root, the command is,

    Code:
    cd ~/.mozzila

  4. #4
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    Thank you both, it worked

    just in this command

    mv -i mozilla/ .mozilla/

    for me it worked without the slash, like this

    mv -i mozilla/ .mozilla

    And the rest was perfect

    Regards

  5. #5
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    Uhh... konquerer... Go into "veiw" near the top, then "show hidden files".
    - Ryan "Boxxertrumps" Trumpa

  6. #6
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    wow, superb, I have linux installed since a few days ago, and I didn't notice. Great

    Thank you!

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