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Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Wendell Pinegar" <wpinegar at healthtech dot net>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 17:29:04 -0000
- Subject: Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- References: <C509498BA0E6D411B9C6006008F6053CF241D1@AHTMAIL>
Wendell Pinegar <email@example.com> wrote:
> There seems to be a long running defect in the implementation of
> ls.exe. It shows windows system hidden files - which it shouldn't do
> by default. On Unix systems files are hidden by placing a period in
> front of the filename (ie, .profile), but in the windows world files
> are not routinely hidden this way but are more commonly hidden by
> setting the hidden attribute on the file.
> Shouldn't ls.exe honor the file system attribute and not show the
> hidden windows files?
It it really a big deal? Worth patching fileutils to make special allowance
There is no unixy analogue, so Cygwin can't help here.
Personally, I don't see the point of patching fileutils to do this - but
that's just an opinion.
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