[jcifs] Hidden Files from listFiles()?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Nov 5 06:57:23 EST 2003

>> > I would tend toward leaving hidden files hidden.  Even in Unix you
>> have to
>> > specifically ask to see the hidden files.  My gut reaction is that
>> this is
>> > the path of least surprise.
>> Ok, well I could go either way with this and it's trivial to do it
>> either
>> way. One more opinion would close the issue...
> I would lean toward not listing hidden files unless you request them.
> Which
> behaviour is backward compatible again?  i.e. does a plain
> smbfile.listFiles()
> include hidden files currently, or no?

Currently jCIFS lists ALL files regardless of their attributes including
system files and hidden files.


A program should be written to  model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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