How to view Hidden Files and Folders in Ubuntu/Linux

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  1. In the File Browser (Graphical) press the key combination ctrl+h together in order to view all the hidden files and folders.
  2. In the command line when listing directory contents (ls) use the option -a eg. ls -ato list all hidden files.  Files or folders that start with a . (dot)

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I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment.

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