dot file hiding

pcdr at pcdr at
Thu Jan 8 03:16:33 GMT 1998

On Thu, 8 Jan 1998, Dave Wreski wrote:

> Hi all.  I asked a similiar question a few days ago, but either missed it
> or got no responses.  The archive also turned up empty...
> Anyway, no matter what I've tried, I can't disable visibility of dot files
> in my home directory, or elsewhere.
> What exactly do I need to do to hide dot files?
> I've tried 'hide dot files = true' as well as 'hid files = .*' and various
> other incantations in various places in /etc/smb.conf.
> Any hints?
> Thanks,
> Dave Wreski

well it looks like the files become marked as "hidden" but they do not
become absolutely invisible to the client. Making dot files invisible
would be very nice until a user created dot file intentionally. 

I remove dot files in the home directories of the "windows only" users.
Dot files don't bother UNIX folks.

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