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In KDE, it always displays the backup files with ~. Is there any method to hide these files?

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If you're talking about the backup files generated by Kate and KWrite, I always find it easier to just configure them to put a dot in front of the backup files so they're hidden by all file managers and ls.

To do so from go to Settings and Configure Kate in Kate or Configure Editor in KWrite. Then select Open/Save on the left and go to the Advanced tab. In the Prefix box, just type a period (.). Alternatively, you can turn backup files completely off by making sure the Local files and Remote files checkboxes are not checked.

Kate configuration

Other editors have similar configuration options.

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What theme are you using? :) – whirlwin Aug 8 '11 at 6:43
@Whirlwin: It's just Oxygen, with the Obsidian Coast color scheme. – Patches Aug 8 '11 at 7:01

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