A dot-file is generally any file whose name begins with a full stop. In Linux it is also called as hidden file. How do I list all dot files in my home directory?
You can use the ls command to list all dot files in your current directory:
.bash_history .bash_profile .bashrc .lesshst .profile .viminfo .: checkfs checkroot interfaces interfaces.new scripts securedata.keyfile ..: lost+found root root.user.only .aptitude: cache config .keychain: nas01-csh nas01-fish nas01-sh .ssh: id_rsa id_rsa.pub known_hosts .system_file_bakups: .vim:
Another option is to use the find command:
$ find . -name ".*"
. ./.bash_history ./.system_file_bakups ./.viminfo ./.bashrc ./.lesshst ./.ssh ./.profile ./.aptitude ./.bash_profile ./.vim ./.vim/.netrwhist ./.keychain
To list only matching dot files, enter:
$ find . -type f -name ".*"
./.bash_history ./.viminfo ./.bashrc ./.lesshst ./.profile ./.bash_profile ./.vim/.netrwhist
To list only matching dot directories, enter:
$ find . -type d -name ".*"
. ./.system_file_bakups ./.ssh ./.aptitude ./.vim ./.keychain