I've been using Ubuntu for about a month and am definitely a novice, apologies if this question is trivial.

I use a program called Slic3r to create gcode (machine instructions) from stl files for 3D printing. Slic3r is supported in linux, but exports gcode to a directory called:


I can't seem to locate this directory in linux like I could in Windows. "Artemis" is my username.

If someone could give me a hand locating the exported gcode and perhaps making a link to the directory where new gcode is exported that would be excellent.

Am definitely enjoying the Ubuntu experience thus far too.


In Linux, all files starting with a dot are hidden files.

If you want to show hidden files in a terminal, use ll instead of ls

If you want to show hidden files in your file manager press "View" and then "Hidden files" (Or press Ctrl+H)

Alternatively, you can create a shortcut to the "Repetierhost" directory by right-clicking it, clicking "make link" and then moving the "Link To Repetierhost" to your desktop...

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    Thank you very much for the quick response and answer, I found the files I needed – Lionel Hernandez Dec 19 '14 at 23:17
  • De nada! S'il vous plaît! ("Lionel" is typically French, "Hernandez" is typically Spanish, so both) ;-) – Fabby Dec 19 '14 at 23:45

Files an folders that has names starting with "." are hidden. They are normally not displayed. To see them there is a command in menu.

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