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Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus that support the same .hidden file? That is a file in which I can write file and directory names, and then the file manager hides them.

I have already tried to use Thunar, but it doesn't support using the .hidden file to hide other files and folders. Are there any alternatives which will?

I am currently using Debian (wheezy if it matters).

Note that this isn't a question about dot files: I want to customize the set of hidden files.

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view -> show hidden files. –  jordanm May 17 '13 at 3:40
    
@jordanm, that's not the question... –  Link May 17 '13 at 19:08

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Nemo does (in so far as I just tried this and it worked), but it's really part of Cinnamon which is a replacement for the Gnome 3 shell. It does not appear to have any dependencies on Cinnamon, however.

It is in the repos for Fedora 17+ and Mint, of course. Probably others as well. Github if you need the source.

On a further note, I had no idea about the .hidden file support in Nautilus (or Nemo) and I definitely like this.

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Yea it's pretty useful for when programs create folders you can't rename, but don't wanna see :D –  Link May 17 '13 at 19:53

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