Files only accessible through terminal?


I have a weird issue. Some directories and files on my system seems to only “exist” on the terminal. To be a little bit more explicit, if I open the GUI file explorer (I don’t know how it’s called), some files will be missing, and also won’t be accessible from anything other than a terminal (it seems).

For example, I created an html file called ‘index.html’ with VIM on the terminal. It doesn’t display on the GUI file browser, and if I try to open it from the terminal:

xdg-open index.html

Firefox will open, but will tell me that the file can’t be found. However, if I do it as root:

sudo xdg-open index.html

It will open, but on a graphical text editor (Pluma).

It is probably something stupid from my part but I really don’t understand what’s going on.

What am I doing wrong?

Parrot GNU/Linux 4.4 (Security Edition).
Dual-boot with Windows 7 (using GRUB2).

it is because Parrot is using firejail as sandbox. Please search “firejail” in the forum for more information

Thanks a lot.

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