How to show or see all the hidden files in Linux?
Published July 12, 2021
To show or see all the hidden files in a directory, you can use the
ls command followed by the
-a flag in the directory in Linux.
For example, to see all the hidden files in the
myFiles directory, you can use the
ls -a command like this,
# Show all files including # hidden files in a directory ls -a
This will show all the hidden files in the
How do I know which files are hidden files?
- In most Linux distributions, the hidden files start with a
.symbol followed by the name of that file.
- To hide a file called
hello.txt, we can add a
.(dot symbol) to the start of the filename, so its name will now appear as
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