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    Is it possibile to set up hidden files on Unix? Not the fies starts with a '.'.

    Susan

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    hi,

    nope. not that im aware of. why u want to hide the file? if you hide the file people still can see the file when he/she run the find command. even though you use "." . unless you change permission on the folder and file.

    regards,
    feroz

    [Edited by feroz on 05-08-2002 at 10:03 AM]

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    The following situation exists on the Unix directory property. I started to feel curious about it. It looks like the following list.

    $ ls -ld
    drwxr-x--- 2 oracle dba 13824 Apr 16 15:00 adir
    $ cd adir
    $ ls -l
    total 0
    $ ls -la
    total 30
    drwxr-x--- 2 oracle dba 13824 Apr 16 15:00 .
    drwxr-x--- 3 oracle dba 512 Apr 16 14:42 ..

    Do you see anything on the above listing? Can you explain why the "total" is displayed as 0 and 30 while no files were shown on the screen? BTW, how the "13824" was calculated on the '.' ?



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    You would get a better answer at http://www.unix.com.
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    feroz and Jeff:
    Thank you for your reply.

    Susan

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