I can understand the rationale of hiding files and folders in the
/home/user directory to prevent users from messing around with things. However, I do not see how the same rationale can be applied to files in the
/var directories which is the domain of administrators.
My question is why are some files and folders hidden from administrators? Example:
/boot/.vmlinuz-3.11.1-200.fc20.x86_64.hmac /etc/.pwd.lock /etc/selinux/targeted/.policy.sha512 /etc/.java /etc/.java/.systemPrefs /etc/skel/.bash_profile /root/.ssh /root/.config /var/cache/yum/x86_64/20/.gpgkeyschecked.yum /var/spool/at/.SEQ /var/lib/pear/.filemap