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Does anybody know how I can view hidden files in the terminal. I use the ls command, but it dosent list any of the files that are preceded with a ...
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    Hidden Files In Terminal


    Does anybody know how I can view hidden files in the terminal. I use the ls command, but it dosent list any of the files that are preceded with a "./". The terminals that I use are rxvt and xterm. Thanks in advance!
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    Code:
    ls -a
    it is the first option listed in
    Code:
    man ls
    it might be a good idea for you to look at it
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    They aren't really hidden though, it's just that ls doesn't show files beginning with . unless you give it the -a option.

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    I'll look it up next time...
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