I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
Step 1) I logged into my
root user account.
Step 2) I used
cd to navigate to a different user account's home directory.
Step 3) I typed
ls to examine the contents of that directory.
Step 4) The contents came back as empty.
Step 5) I typed
mkdir .ssh to create a directory.
mkdir: cannot create directory '.ssh': File exists
Question: Why is the directory listed as empty if an .ssh folder exists inside of it?
-- update --
I logged into root because this is a test server. I'm repeatedly creating and destroying it.