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Windows Unable to Delete ._. File

I currently have a file on the root of my external hard drive simply named ._., which I am guessing was added to my hard drive after using it on my MacBook a while ago. I'm trying to delete this file ...
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Hide dotfiles in Windows

Is there a way to have Windows automatically hide any file that is dot prefixed (e.g. ".svn"), as it's done in Linux?
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Can I keep . and .. out of .* expansion?

I often find it annoying (or worse) when I type command .* in bash and the command applies to the parent directory and current directory. Is there some shell option or other configuration I can ...
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How can I make “ls” show dotfiles first?

Somewhere along the way I screwed up my ls command and now I get this ordering when running $ ls -AhHl --color=auto -rwxr-xr-x 1 clang clang 640 Mar 1 02:46 apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png -rwxr-...
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In Linux, what dot- files & directories should I back up?

At the moment, I am using rsync to backup my /home directory. At the moment, I am excluding some 'dot directories' like ~/.cache, ~/.mozilla, etc. The problem with this is that most of the time spent ...