How to edit hidden/system files?

In the Linux operating system, a hidden file is any file that begins with a "." (dot). An example for such a file is .htaccess.

Such hidden files can be edited in two ways:

  • Using File Manager in cPanel. After you click on the File Manager icon, a pop-up window will appear. There you should select the directory you wish to open and check the Show Hidden Files box. After that you should be able to view/edit the chosen hidden file.
  • The alternative method for editing your hidden files is by using the edit functionality included in your FTP client. For example, if you wish to see a hidden file in your FileZilla select Force Showing Hidden Files which is located in the Server menu.

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