[PATCH] Add variable to define if a share should be hidden.

David Collier-Brown davecb at sun.com
Tue Feb 26 21:04:04 GMT 2008

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 09:51 -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
>>A janitorial question: are not the variables the opposites
>>of each other, so browseable = no means the same as hidden = yes?
>>  If so, and if someone created a share called "foo$", then we
>>could set the variable by default, and report it in testparm
>>as whichever of browseable = no or hidden = yes makes sense.
>>  Otherwise we risk creating two disjoint variables with 
>>overlapping semantics, which will look bizzare to anyone
>>trying to figure out which to use... and they they'll get it
> I still think that having an option for 'actually hide this' and another
> for 'tell the client to hide this' is asking for trouble.  

  At the pure semantic level, calling this one "mark as hidden"
disambiguates them somewhat...

  The possible confusion is a concern to me, but it's similar to
having a way to not serve files and also a way to mark 
them "tell the client to hide this".

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