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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 16:56:59 CEST

On Sat 2002-09-07 at 16:51:26 +0200, I wrote:
> 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.
[...]
> I agree with the original poster.

Oops. I meant this only about the fact that hidden files are far more
known on UNIX than on Windows. Despite of this I like the idea of
hiding the svn dir. The user should not mess with it anyhow - it's
only part of the implementation.

Regards,

        Benjamin.

> 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.

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