Are you aware of any file manager that is able to remember whether you want to show or hide hidden files for a specific directory? I.e. i never want to see hidden files in my home, but i would like to see them in all the other directories.


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    Some file managers have the option to remember settings per folder. In Dolphin, I can do what you want. I'm sure other file managers allow that as well.
    – DK Bose
    Aug 1, 2018 at 2:48

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The Nautilus file manager for Ubuntu is capable of doing this on a per-folder basis:

If you want to see all hidden files in a folder, go to that folder and either click the view options button in the toolbar and pick Show Hidden Files, or press Ctrl+H. You will see all hidden files, along with regular files that are not hidden.

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    I'm not sure whether recent versions of Nautilus have this feature (per-folder basis).
    – pomsky
    Aug 1, 2018 at 7:47

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