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Thread: hide and unhide the folder in linux

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    Default hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Please give me a simple program to hide and unhide the folder in linux.
    I have used this program for windows.
    Runtime.getRuntime().exec("attrib -h \""+file.getAbsolutePath()+"\"");


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    Default Re: hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Welcome to the forum.
    If you want to write it yourself, someone here will usually answer questions you have, but this is not a free code service.

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    Default Re: hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Oldie but goodie. Implement it according to this: When Runtime.exec() won't - JavaWorld

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    Default Re: hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Linux works completely differently than Windows. To 'hide' a file, name the file beginning with a dot ('.') - the file can still be seen if the user knows how. Not sure why you wish to hide a file though...sounds a bit fishy to me.

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    Default Re: hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Actually i have a tree on my UI page that containing the folder structure that is reading from file system, so i have to provide a facility to user to hide or unhide any folder from UI itself .

    so for windows i have written a code like this :- Runtime.getRuntime().exec("attrib -h \""+file.getAbsolutePath()+"\"");

    and this code is not working with linux , you suggest me to start with dot ('.') . so pls give me complete idea how to use the above code.
    please show me one example demo .


    Thanks in Advance

    Ashish kumar

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    Default Re: hide and unhide the folder in linux

    Actually i have a tree on my UI page that containing the folder structure that is reading from file system, so i have to provide a facility to user to hide or unhide any folder from UI itself .
    Why hide via the OS rather than through the UI, which would be a much more platform independent solution. But give you haven't provided any information as to what sort of 'UI' or 'tree', we can only guess as to any recommendations

    so pls give me complete idea how to use the above code.
    please show me one example demo .
    You first. Please read post #2

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