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Old 08-22-2012
Not visible hidden folder


In one folder there is a hidden folder. Whenever i do any
 ls -a

i can't see the folder. However i can get into the folder by
cd .foldername

Would you please help me to identify what is the problem here.
# 2  
Old 08-22-2012
As usual, it may OS specific but you dont mention your OS nor ist version nor the shell you use...
# 3  
Old 08-22-2012
OS and version: Linux hn747c3n14 2.4.21-47.0.1.ELhugemem #1 SMP Fri Oct 13 17:48:02 EDT 2006 i686
Shell: ksh
# 4  
Old 08-22-2012
Are you using a special file manager? (e.g. Nautilus...)
what does
 ls -ald .foldername

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Old 08-22-2012
no i didnt use any file manager..i just use putty..
ls -ald .foldername

works fine, but how can i see that hidden file if i didnt know the foldername...
i tried
ls -ald

and didnt get the folder..
# 6  
Old 08-22-2012
Is .foldername a remote directory that's automounted just when accessed?

---- EDIT ----
Sorry, I read now the last messages: if ls -ald .foldername always works, I obviously missed it.
# 7  
Old 08-22-2012
This seems quite normal to me. We must assume that you are not logged in as root.

If you want to see all "hidden" files and directories:
ls -ald .??*

ls -lad

Will not display anything useful because it has no file list to process.
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