Unix Tip #4597- October 12, 2014


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GET THE HIDDEN FILES


A safe way of grabbing all "hidden" files is to use '.??*'
rather than '.*' since this will only match 3 or more
characters. Admittedly, this will miss any hidden files
that are only a single character after the ., but it
will always miss '.' & '..', which is probably more
important...

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