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    how to see the hiden files in the GUI mode, the files that ends with ~
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    Seeing Hidden Files

    First off, i guess that you should know that a ~ at the end does not mean that a file is hidden. A file is hidden if there is a period before its name (ex: .File.txt) To see a hidden file in GNOME, make sure that you are opening folders in the GNOME browser, and then click View > Show hidden files. In the CLI type ls -a once you have used cd to get into a directory, and it will show all the files inside the directory, including the hidden ones. Not sure about KDE though, but i imagine that it is similar to GNOME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommaso
    Not sure about KDE though, but i imagine that it is similar to GNOME.
    It's the same. Open directory in Konqueror, then go to View -> Show Hidden Files

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommaso
    First off, i guess that you should know that a ~ at the end does not mean that a file is hidden. A file is hidden if there is a period before its name (ex: .File.txt) To see a hidden file in GNOME, make sure that you are opening folders in the GNOME browser, and then click View > Show hidden files. In the CLI type ls -a once you have used cd to get into a directory, and it will show all the files inside the directory, including the hidden ones. Not sure about KDE though, but i imagine that it is similar to GNOME.
    I want to see the files that ends with the ~.
    it is as same as click View -> Show hidden files
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    Quote Originally Posted by thcc2
    I want to see the files that ends with the ~.
    it is as same as click View -> Show hidden files
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    No, it's completely different. Only files that begin with a '.' are hidden, those ending in '~' are not hidden unless they also begin with a '.'. May I suggest that the reason you cant see any files ending with '~' is because there are none.
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    "~" means your home directory the file "~/hi.txt" is a short way of saying "/home/username/hi.txt"

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    No no no. What thcc2 is referring to is how files that end in "~" (such as backup files generated by gedit) do not appear when you view them in Nautilus (File browser for Gnome). There is no way around this. These files are however visible from the command line, and if you want to make them visible in Nautilus, you have to rename them to remove the "~".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff
    No, it's completely different. Only files that begin with a '.' are hidden, those ending in '~' are not hidden unless they also begin with a '.'. May I suggest that the reason you cant see any files ending with '~' is because there are none.
    So can i see the files that end with ~ at the GUI mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thcc2
    So can i see the files that end with ~ at the GUI mode?
    Yes, you can see files ending with ~ in GUI. Use Konqueror in KDE, and you will be able to see those files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlo_7
    Yes, you can see files ending with ~ in GUI. Use Konqueror in KDE, and you will be able to see those files.
    what is Konqueror in KDE?
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