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How do I see hidden files/files that begin with a period?

On most linux and unix based servers (like we have at May First/People Link), files that begin with a period are hidden from view by default.

If you want to see these files, you need to take an extra step.

Secure FTP

If you are using WinSCP, check "Show hidden files" in the Environment -> Panels section (see here).

If you are using Fugu, select SFTP → Show Hidden Files.

If you are using Cyberduck, select View > Show Hidden Files.

Secure Shell

In secure shell, add the -a argument to the ls command:

ls -a