How to view Hidden Files and Folders in Ubuntu/Linux

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 10 sec read >
  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)

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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