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A workaround to hide the desktop in 10.2
Authored by: Accura on Jul 24, '03 05:53:01AM

if you are like me and u have used tinker tool to show invisible files, if you use option 1 (read only) then you have to delete the .DS_Store file and the .localized file after you have locked the desktop, you can do that from the terminal if you have admin access using the following command

sudo rm ~/Desktop/.*

this will remove ALL files starting with .

most of you will know this already but you never know who is out there

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A workaround to hide the desktop in 10.2
Authored by: a1291762 on Jun 22, '04 08:19:02PM
sudo rm ~/Desktop/.*
You do realise don't you that .. is also matched by that expression? If you had used rm -r you would have also deleted the parent directory (ie. your home directory)!

It's a good idea not to use .* to mean "all dot files". Instead use something like .[a-zA-Z]*

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