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How can I hide directories without changing their names?

I would like to ask, if it's possible to hide files from nautilus without adding a dot at the beginning of the file/folder.


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First you have to create a file called .hidden in the same directory where you have the files you want to hide.

Then all you have to do is to open that file with a Text Editor and add the names of files to that file, one per line (You can also hide directories with the same method). Then you need to refresh the view.

Also I have made a script for this propose:


To see your hidden files press Ctrl+H

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