Random software keeps on creating folders in my home folder which gets messed up and disorganized. I decided to clean things up. I added a dot
. in the beginning of the folder's names in order to hide them, but quickly realized that dot affects folder names and folders weren't found by the software anymore. I ended up with a broken software...
So it looks like for the moment in Unix & Linux it is either disorganized folder structure or disfunctional software.
This is bugging me and I am asking if there is alternate way of hiding folders and files without affecting functionality?
Biased part of the question:
In my opinion it is unwise to look at the OS just from perspective of functionality but also beauty.
chownare there to take care of the functional part (file and folder protection), so using
.becomes redundant except from perspective of beauty (hiding files). Instead
.also affects the name and interferes with functionality. Therefore my opinion is that we need a different mechanism to hide files without affecting the functionality.