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How to hide your links.
Authored by: serversurfer on Nov 06, '01 03:13:03PM
By *NIX convention, file whose name begins with a period are 'hidden'. The Finder honors this, so if you name your link '.Classic', instead of 'Classic', you won't see an alias to Classic when you look in your 'X' volume in the Finder or when you ls /. (use ls -a /)

Bonus Tip!:
This will add a character you have to type when you cd, but if you use the right naming convention, you can use tab-complete to make it faster than ever! Do this:

cd /
ln -s /Volumes/Classic .qclassic
cd ~
cd /.qc

The last line means type '/.qc' then press tab (with no space in between). I prefixed the volume name with 'q' because it stands for 'quick' and no other files there are likely to be called .qsomething. I used a lower case 'c' because tab-complete is case-sensitive by default.

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