[TYPO3-core] RFC #5779: Hide dotfiles such as .svn in filelists

Steffen Gebert steffen at steffen-gebert.de
Tue Dec 29 12:02:03 CET 2009

Am 29.12.2009, 11:52 Uhr, schrieb Bernhard Kraft <kraftb at kraftb.at>:

> Steffen Gebert schrieb:
>> And I'm for a default setting to stay as it is currently: Display
>> .-folders/files.
> BTW: I assume you are normally using Windows. In UNIX (and other real  
> operating systems) .dot files are hidden if you do a "ls" or view them
> using Nautilus or other graphical file browsers.
> In windows there's a flag with file properties to set them as hidden. In
> UNIX files are hidden if they start with a leading dot.
> So this should be enough of an argument to HAVE this feature! Still: Any  
> +1
> or other ideas about this bug?

Hi Bernhard,

no, I don't use Windows (except in VMs), but MacOS and Linux for daily  

Just to state it clearly: I'm NOT against this RFC, I only have objections  
to the current implementation.
IMHO the nicest way would even be to have a checkbox "Show hidden files"  
below the file list.

The major problem I see is that there is no easy way to show the .files,  
e.g. when you want to delete a folder. In *nix you just use "ls -a", when  
you see that you can't use rmdir, because the folder is not empty. But  
what would you do in TYPO3? Call the admin..?

At least he/she should be able to see them (in TYPO3).

What do you think of the suggestion with the additional checkbox? I know,  
we want to get rid of the inline options, but I think it would be the best  
way to have it in context (and not in the user settings).


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