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I try this command mkdir .done but it does not work. How does one create a hidden folder?

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Seriously, if you want help you're going to have to put minimal effort into writing a question that we can understand and help you with; including whatever error code you're getting, or what is/isn't happening. – Chris S Dec 28 '10 at 14:46
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What is the output of alias ls? It sounds like the folder is being created but you expect it to be hidden when you do a ls. Perhaps your ls is aliased to ls -a?

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That syntax works just fine for me on AIX 5.3; why don't you tell us what error you got when you tried? Or, are you sure that you typed ls -a to verify that it was there afterwards? If you just typed ls it won't show because it's hidden.

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it doesen't creat heddin folder when i write ls the result is .done normaly mkdir .done can not creat hidden folder – Mohammad AL-Rawabdeh Dec 28 '10 at 14:36
Please edit your response to fix the spelling and grammar; I have no idea what you're saying. – mfinni Dec 28 '10 at 14:41

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