On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 05:20:32PM +0200, Andreas Davour wrote: > > I'm not a csh user, in fact I hate it. Though, I use it as it is out of > the box for root so I'm reminded I'm not an unpriv user any longer. > > That being said I'm getting annoyed by the fact that the root shell is > always showing me all the "dot files" all the time. It clutters up the > terminal with so many files I don't see the ones I want to work with! Is > there a way to turn this feature off? > > I even tried to start a bash and alias ls to ls -F but it still kept > showing me the dot-files I'd rather not see. > > Anyone? > > /Andreas
Is the problem the output of ls(1) or the output when using (some form of) tab-completion or perhaps the result of evaluating wildcard characters ('*', '?', etc)? In the former case it has nothing to do with which shell you are using but is instead a feature of ls(1). Read the ls(1) manpage and pay special attention to the '-A' and '-I' options. In the second and third case (tab completion and wildcard expansion) it depends entirely on your shell how it is handled. I am afraid I am not familiar enough with either bash or csh to say how (or even if) it can be configured with them. With zsh (my preferred shell) one can control if dot-files should be expanded or not with 'setopt globdots'/'setopt noglobdots'. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"