hide-tool 0.1 in my ppa

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Tue Feb 2 15:17:57 GMT 2010

Hello all,

After a discussion between myself, Ahmuck, and Lns yesterday, wherein
Lns revealed the mysteries of the ".hidden" file to me for hiding things
from Nautilus, I banged together "hide-tool" last night, a brief shell
script that does the following:

1) Create '.hidden' files
for /, /usr, /usr/bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib, and /usr/local/bin.
2) Allow for overrides within these hidden driectories (for example, in
root, "home" isn't hidden).
3) fires the hide-tool job off hourly, so that as an administrator adds
or removes packages from the system, the .hidden files are updated.

There's a man page that comes with it.  It's in my ppa.


Any questions, let me know.

Oh, btw, if you remove the package, you'll have to go into the
directories and manually remove the .hidden files.


Scott L. Balneaves | I have nothing definite to apologize for,
Systems Department | I'm just sorry about everything in general.
Legal Aid Manitoba |   -- Ashleigh Brilliant

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