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Re: Hidden files

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> It flags alarms, it is obscure, and generally it is bad form to have hidden
> files anywhere but under user homes anyway.  There certainly is no excuse to
> have anything hidden inside the system hierarchies, you WANT to easily know
> what is there.

Sure there is. For example, mooix uses ".mooix" as a flag file in
directories that are mooix objects, and uses other dotfiles inside
objects for fields that are only accessible by methods of that object
and are hidden from casual interspection (as opposed to public fields).
Some mooix objects live under /usr, some under /var, and some in user
home directories, it wouldn't make sense to rename all the fields in the
objects that are installed under /usr.

If you want to know what's really there, use ls -a ..

see shy jo

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