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Hide files and folders on GNOME Desktop.

Terminal - Hide files and folders on GNOME Desktop.
cd ~/Desktop && for FILES in $(ls); do mv $FILES .${FILES}; done
2010-10-05 15:16:30
User: kjell81d
Functions: cd mv
Hide files and folders on GNOME Desktop.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop --type bool 0
2010-10-05 19:39:42
User: vxbinaca

What you're really trying to do is make all the icons go away, right? It's not that hard, guys. Saves a lot of heart ache and hard drive activity to just tell Gnome to not display the icons.

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What others think

I dislike this alternative, because it actually renames the files; I prefer the .hidden-index file.

Comment by John_W 321 weeks and 5 days ago

Trying to parse ''ls'' output is not a good idea.

Using globs will be safer.

Also quoting variables will prevent unwanted results.


for i in $HOME/Desktop/*;do mv "$i" ".$i";done

^ ^ ^

Comment by RanyAlbeg 321 weeks and 4 days ago

I dislike *rename* way. To get it, what that .hidden file is, follow: library.gnome.org|Hidden Files|Search

Comment by bogomips 321 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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