recognize Unix-style hidden files

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Fri Sep 13 17:25:11 CDT 2002

"Dimitrie O. Paun" <dpaun at> writes:

> So we have a problem. I, as a _user_, sure want the ability to
> turn the dot files into hidden files. Current behaviour bothers
> me to no end, and I'll bet you a dollar in small change I'm not
> alone. So maybe you want to make this configurable, but who is
> gonna turn it off?

I'm not questioning the need to have a way of not seeing these files
in open dialogs, but I'm not convinced that using the hidden attribute
at the lowest filesystem level is the right way to achieve that. But
yes, if we do it that way it definitely needs to be configurable.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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