[Samba] Hiding dot files from Windows

grant little grantliddle at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 03:02:57 MST 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM, alansecker <alan at asandco.co.uk> wrote:

> The user section of one of my smb.conf files looks like this yet when I
> bring
> up XP (a guest under VirtualBox) on my system, all linux dot files are
> visible. Am I missing somethng?
> [fred]
>    comment = Alan's service
>    path = /home/fred
>    writeable = yes
>    valid users = fred
>    admin users = fred
>    browseable = yes
>    case sensitive = no
>    printing = bsd
>    #print command = /usr/share/samba/scripts/print-pdf file path win_path
> recipient IP &
>    print command = /usr/share/samba/scripts/print-pdf "%s" "%H" "//%L/%u"
> "%m" "%I" "%J" &
>    lpq command = /bin/true
>    hide dot files = yes
> --

I see the same behavior with 3.50rc3 when I look from windows explorer at
files created on the share by OS X all the extra OSX stuff is visible: a
folder called
and a file caled
plus one ._file for each other os x file there.

man smb.conf says
Default: hide dot files = yes
  and it makes me wonder how it looked on older versions. I have 3.0.33
setup on a centos box but I can't access it until Monday next to compare.

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