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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-dev_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2002-09-07 16:51:27 CEST

Hi.

On Sat 2002-09-07 at 02:27:06 +0100, Barry Scott wrote:
> > My concern would be that the Hidden attribute on Windows is a much more
> > obscure lesser known feature than .somefile is under Unix.
>
> Not sure why you would think that. Its been a feature since the DOS days
> and its fully supported and documented. Unix users learn about ls -a and
> windows about dir /ah and the explorer show hidden files option.

I agree with the original poster. I have learned about "ls -a" about
the first days I used UNIX, while I have never heard of "dir /ah"
until now (although I did hear about hidden files per se after some
months).

My point is, hidden files on UNIX are very common and part of the
user's configuration. Whereas the hidden flag on DOS is mostly used on
system files, which an avarage user never has to care about.

Regards,

        Benjamin.

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