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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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