[Gllug] Defining 'hidden' file types in nautilus ?

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Tue Jan 4 01:38:46 UTC 2011

On 03/01/11 21:40, Rob Crowther wrote:
> On 03/01/11 21:34, Bruce Richardson wrote:
>> Think you meant echo, not ls.  You should quote the wildard, as in
>>    echo '*.pyc'>>  .hidden
>> If you don't quote and you happen to have a file matching the wildcard
>> in the current working directory, you won't achieve quite the effect you
>> had intended.
> I'm not sure what you mean: I want a list of the files ending with .pyc 
> in the current directory put in the file called .hidden in the current 
> directory, why would I be trying to hide files matching *.pyc in a 
> directory with no .pyc files in it?
> Nautilus will hide any files in listed in .hidden, it does not support 
> wildcards/regex in .hidden (as far as my limited testing goes, anyway).
> Rob

That's great, thanks. It's a pity there's no way of using wildcards or
having hides apply globally, still useful though.



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