public abstract boolean isHidden (Path path) throws IOException

Tells whether or not a file is considered hidden. This method works in exactly the manner specified by the Files.isHidden method.

This method is invoked by the isHidden method.

path     the path to the file to test

Returns:  true if the file is considered hidden

IOException     if an I/O error occurs
SecurityException     In the case of the default provider, and a security manager is installed, the checkRead method is invoked to check read access to the file.