"hide dot files" does not seem to work in Samba 3.0.14a

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Sat Apr 16 21:29:03 GMT 2005

I wonder if Mr Chee is asking why smbclient lists dot-files,
rather than asking how to completely hide files.


Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 18:02 +0800, Wong Onn Chee wrote:
>>The parameter, "hide dot files", in smb.conf of the latest version of 
>>Samba 3.0.14a does not work when using smbclient to access.
>>Please advise.
> Hidden files in windows are still visible in all the protocols, just
> marked as 'hidden' for the purpose of the user interface.
> If you want a file to be never seen from a client, look into the veto
> files.
> Andrew Bartlett

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