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Re: New .svn folder sometimes not hidden

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:47:27 +0100

Simon Large wrote:
> 2009/2/26 bzlm <tomten_at_gmail.com>:
>> Sometimes for new folders within a version controlled directory tree,
>> the .svn subfolder does not get hidden. I then have to hide it
>> manually. Anyone else get this? I've been seeing this in the last 3
>> latest stable TSVN versions (i.e. a few weeks).
>
> Subversion never has hidden .svn folders AFAIK. There is a Windows
> global setting to hide system files, and paths beginning with '.' are
> considered as system files. Explorer->Tools->Folder options.

That's not correct. Subversion didn't hide the .svn folders in the
beginning, but I sent several mails to their dev list about that
insisting that those folders have to be hidden on Windows too.
It was then implemented in the svn library (I think in 1.1, but I'm not
sure - you'd have to check the changelog to determine the exact version
when this happened).

Windows does not consider dotted names as system files - Linux hides
those but not Windows. Subversion in fact now sets the hidden flag
explicitely on Windows.

If you found a recipe on how to reproduce this (i.e., how an .svn folder
does not get the hidden flag), please tell us.

Stefan

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