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Is there another way to display hidden files in the current directory without the using the ls -a command?

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Not in command line. If you're talking about how to do it in your window manager, it depends on the one you use. – m4573r Sep 4 '12 at 11:55
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-1 Why do you want to do this? Please provide an example or what you want/need to achieve, otherwise this question is not useful. – Baarn Sep 4 '12 at 12:38

You can use

$la

This command worked same as ls -a

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this was probably an alias – AnonymousLurker Sep 4 '12 at 13:46

Try this, it might work:

tree -a.

Also, you can always add alias:-)

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