Hidden files

John dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Fri Nov 12 17:56:23 UTC 2004

Mike wrote:
> Hi..
> I would like to know how to make files "Hidden". I have some config/dat
> files for a program (WinMX) running in "Wine" that appeared on the
> desktop. I would like to hide them from cluttering up my nice clean desk :)

Linux/nix does not have hidden files in the same way that DOS does. 
                Whether files in *x are considered hidden is determined 
by name .fred is hidden, derf is not. The significant difference is the 
leading dot.

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