ls .* print out the contents of the hidden directories? I want to print just the hidden files, and now see that Show only Hidden Files is a solution to this, yet I sill want to understand why the contents of the directories are shown. The contents of further nested directories are not shown.
Below is a partial output of
ls .* in my home directory.
.bash_history .bash_profile .bashrc .coin_history .emacs .gitconfig .gitignore_global .grasp_jss .ssh: config github_rsa.pub id_rsa.pub known_hosts.old github_rsa id_rsa known_hosts lambda.pem .vim: colors ftdetect syntax
This machine is running RHEL. Similar behavior observed on Mac OSX.