ls.exe shows windows system hidden files

Randall R Schulz rrschulz@cris.com
Mon Dec 2 13:38:00 GMT 2002


Hi,

Perhaps a utility analogous to "getfacl" and "setfacl" for Windows-specific 
file system properties is in order. If done properly, it could be used by 
those few who need to restrict output of other commands w.r.t. to Windows 
properties not otherwise accessible in Cygwin.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA


At 13:09 2002-12-02, Wendell Pinegar wrote:
>In our instance the reason this an issue is that we call the ls.exe utility
>from PHP web code and have found that Windows XP is creating system hidden
>files in some of our subdirectories (usually the XP auto-created thumbnail
>databases).  We have also found other ls.exe implementations that do
>properly ignore hidden files.  The MKS Toolkit for instance does properly
>ignore these file types.
>
>It just seems odd that ls.exe shows files that would not be listed with
>standard command line "dir".
>
>I agree that the proper way to implement this in cygwin would be to hide
>system hidden files by default and have a switch to allow ls.exe to show
>these files if requested (like "ls --show-hidden-files" and "ls
>--show-system-files").


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