List dot-files and dirs, but not "." and ".."

ls .[!.]*
Although rm is protected against it, there are many commands that would wreak havoc on entering the obvious ".*" to address "dot-files". This sweet little expression excludes the dirs "." and ".." that cause the problems.
Sample Output
.adobe                                .esd_auth        .gtk-bookmarks     .mcop                 .themes
.bash_history                         .evolution       .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2  .mcoprc               .thumbnails
.bash_profile                         .fontconfig      .gvfs              .metacity             .tomboy
.bashrc                               .gaim            .ibm               .mozilla              .tomboy.log
.cache                                .gconf           .ICAClient         .mozilla-thunderbird  .Trash

By: danam
2009-09-29 13:50:13

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What Others Think

also, ls -A
Escher · 602 weeks and 4 days ago
You forgot the -d option...
rbossy · 596 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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