A dot-file is generally any file whose name begins with a full stop. In Linux or Unix like operating system it is also called as hidden file. How do I list all dot files in my home directory?


How do I watch or monitor applications that executed on a system and executes external programs via “bash”?


I’ve written a Perl script that connects to our central server for me and it allows me feed data so that I make a timesheet later. How do I run my script when I log out from Apple OS X or Linux / UNIX workstation using bash shell?

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How do I disable mounting of uncommon file systems such as hfs, udf, cramfs etc under Fedora or CentOS / RHEL / Redhat Enterprise Linux?


How do I redirect output and errors to /dev/null under bash / sh shell scripting? How do I redirect the output of stderr to stdout, and then redirect this combined output to /dev/null?


Question: How do I open a shell prompt or gnome-terminal at the current location while browsing directories and files via nautilus file manager? I’d like to see Open Terminal / Prompt here option added to my right click menu. How do I open command prompt in a single selected directory or otherwise in current directory?


My programs and scripts needs a real path and not a a symbolic link. How to I determine a real path of any directory under Linux / UNIX like operating systems? How do I remove references to /./, /../ and extra ‘/’ character in path?