File icon with a cross, what does it mean?

A file icon shown below has a cross on the lower right corner, what does that mean?

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Asked By: LWZ


You don’t have read permission for that file.

Answered By: Florian Diesch

Simple self-answering test:

  • Create an empty file

    touch ~/bar

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  • Remove the read permissions

    chmod -r ~/bar

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Answered By: A.B.

You can provide others read access to that file so that it wont display.

sudo chmod o+r <your_filename>

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