dot file hiding
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Jan 8 14:33:09 GMT 1998
On Thu, 8 Jan 1998 pcdr at pcdr.com wrote:
> 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.
oh, yeah, i remember. dave, you need to configure your Win95 client to
not "Show Hidden files". this is done in explorer.exe View Menu | Options
| 2nd dialog tab | Hide files of these types: hidden files, *.xxx, *.xxx
> 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.
> Andy McRory
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