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Old 09-12-2007
change file type to hidden using chmod command

I want to make a hidden file with chmod command.
I have a file name inputfile.txt

-rw-r--r-- 1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 1388 Sep 12 05:41 inputfile.txt

I want to hide that file using chmod command.
Please tell me if it is possible or there is some other way to do this.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-12-2007
You cannot achieve this with chmod, you can "chmod 000 inputfile.txt && chown root:root inputfile.txt", thus making file owned by root and noone can "cat" the file for example. Making "hidden" files is being done by renaming the file to ".inputfile.txt" but even then someone can do "ls -la" and he will still see the file.
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Old 09-13-2007

Its work.

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