Hide Backup Files

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Oct 6 17:47:58 BST 2008

Scott wrote:
> Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> > i'm afraid i don't have a direct answer to how to hide files ending
> > with ~, but in kwrite's and kate's settings, there's an ption to
> > change the naming of backups. if in one of these programs, you go to
> > settings ---> configure kate/kwrite ---> open/save ---> advanced .
> > there, you will notice a field called suffix, and have the tilde (~)
> > in it, you can leave it as it is if you want to , and in the prefix
> > field, put a dot (.) , all files are starting with a dot are usually
> > hidden, this will make kate and kwrite create hidden backups. hope
> > this helps.
> I just want to give you a big thank you.  I did work perfectly.  All
> the backup files are hidden until I "show hidden files" and Konqueror
> still even recognizes them as backup files.

Now better don't edit a file "kderc" because the backup silently 
overwrites ".kderc". Probably that is not exactly what you want.


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