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Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:26:47 -0800
- Subject: Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- References: <265000-22002121221502035@M2W057.mail2web.com>
Cygwin uses stock "ls" source code. Cygwin's "ps" is entirely it's
own--it's all "distinctly Cygwin."
I still think an orthogonal approach is what's called for here. Otherwise,
the number of commands that could reasonably be expected to have this sort
of functionality would be much to large to each be so modified.
As Chris F. just suggested, something based on the Windows-supplied
"attrib" command would fit the bill.
At 17:07 2002-12-02, you wrote:
Personally I like the idea. It could be implemented as yet another option
that the user could choose to use but would be off by default. After all
ps has the -W option which is distinctly Windows only, no?
Try to remember that cygwin is a unix emulation layer for windows that
tries to emulate unix in as many respects as possible. To change the ls
source to accomadate for something windows uses to hide files, sometimes
unknown from its users, would not be unix like.
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