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How to hide files from any file manager on the Linux desktop

Date 14 Aug 2020
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Want to hide sensitive files and folders from your Linux desktop file manager? Learn about one method for doing this in a helpful tutorial.

 

You probably already know the traditional method of hiding files on the Linux command line. If not, any file that begins with a . will not be seen with the ls command, unless you add the -a option. Those same files and directories will be hidden from the file manager unless you explicitly tell the file manager to show those secreted files.

This is a handy way to hide sensitive information (such as app configurations and the like) away from prying eyes. Although not truly a means to security, it shouldn't be overlooked as an additional layer.

 

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