Redhat9 hidden folder - Howto

Posted on 2004-03-24
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How to hidden the folder in Redhat9 without using GUI such as GNOME or KDE...i mean in command line...thanks
Question by:learner79
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normally you can create a hidden folder by add a dot infont of the folder name like this

mkdir .hiddenfolder

so the folder can not be see in normal way, but still can see using ls -al

if the folder already exist, try create as mentioned above and copy the data inside .

but why hidden it, try to thinking of protect it, that's mean restrict users to access other folders except his own by using chroot, have a check here http://www.tjw.org/chroot-login-HOWTO/
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stefan73 earned 40 total points
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Hi learner79,

You can use all kinds of weird file names for your folder. For example, you can use the "cursor up" escape sequence in your file name:

perl -e 'rename "old file", "old file\x1b[A"'

Resulting in a different ls output:
sns452!mnstefan:~/other_stuff/hiding [107]> touch A B C
sns452!mnstefan:~/other_stuff/hiding [108]> ll
total 0
-rw-r--r--   1 mnstefan mnmaf          0 Mar 25 12:25 A
-rw-r--r--   1 mnstefan mnmaf          0 Mar 25 12:25 B
-rw-r--r--   1 mnstefan mnmaf          0 Mar 25 12:25 C
sns452!mnstefan:~/other_stuff/hiding [109]> perl -e 'rename "B", "B\x1b[A"'
sns452!mnstefan:~/other_stuff/hiding [110]> ll
total 0
-rw-r--r--   1 mnstefan mnmaf          0 Mar 25 12:25 A
-rw-r--r--   1 mnstefan mnmaf          0 Mar 25 12:25 C
sns452!mnstefan:~/other_stuff/hiding [111]>

More sequences:

But that won't keep someone determined off your directory.



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Thank you

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