/bin/ls vs .dotted files

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Fri Sep 14 18:23:05 PDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 4:45 AM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Probably a better question is why 'dotfiles' are ever hidden by ls.
> This was an historical mistake that never got corrected.

Rob Pike answered this just a month ago: hidden dotfiles were produced
from a coding error.  Only '.' and '..' were supposed to be hidden.


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