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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-05-22 23:06:58 CEST

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 08:14:47PM +0200, Sander Striker wrote:
> -0 on hiding the .svn directories. At least as long as we set the
> read-only flag. I just did set the hidden flag on the .svn dir and
> turned off the viewing of hidden files. Surely it disappeared from my
> view. Then, I decided to get rid of that working copy, and hit Delete
> on the folder. The user is then presented with:
> "The file 'dir-prop-base' is a read-only file. Are you sure you want to delete it?"
> [Yes] [Yes to All] [No] [Cancel]
> To be presented with something the user doesn't have any knowledge about,
> and since it is hidden, cannot easily figure out, seems like a bad idea.

you could make the same argument for unix:

% mkdir foo
% cd foo
% mkdir .bar
% cd .bar
% touch baz
% chmod -w baz
% cd ../..
% ls foo # gives no output
% rm -r foo
override r--r--r-- bri/bri for foo/.bar/baz?


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