Explain what are filenames that are preceded by a dot?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 years ago

Explain what are filenames that are preceded by a dot?

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 years ago

In general, filenames that are preceded by a dot are hidden files. These files can be configuration files that hold important data or setup info. Setting these files as hidden makes it less likely to be accidentally deleted.