Changes between Initial Version and Version 3 of Ticket #114


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10/02/09 22:07:19 (13 years ago)
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  • Ticket #114

    • Property Severity changed from to no branch
    • Property Milestone changed from to future releases
    • Property Type changed from defect to enhancement
    • Property Summary changed from savannah: hide dotfiles in home directory to [FrReq] hide dotfiles in home directory
  • Ticket #114 – Description

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    1111Wed 15 Jun 2005 07:54:19 AM UTC, comment #4: 
    1212 
    13 I would prefer that my idea was not the default - it could be confusing to some users. The default would remain as it is. 
     13I would prefer that my idea was not the default - it could be  
     14confusing to some users. The default would remain as it is. 
    1415 
    1516> It is a really bad idea and even raises security issues if a 
     
    2122Indeed, and I meant it would be a per-user setting. 
    2223 
    23 I agree that this could set an annoying precedent for the mc developers, feel free to ignore it. 
     24I agree that this could set an annoying precedent for the mc  
     25developers, feel free to ignore it. 
    2426        Paul Wise <pabs> 
    2527Wed 15 Jun 2005 07:16:41 AM UTC, comment #3: 
    2628 
    27 It is a really bad idea and even raises security issues if a normal user can control the behavior how root sees his/her files. 
     29It is a really bad idea and even raises security issues if a normal  
     30user can control the behavior how root sees his/her files. 
    2831Whether or not hidden files are displayed to root should only 
    2932depend on root's settings and not on any user's settings. 
    3033 
    31 Anyway I guess the same holds for normal users, too. I do want to see joe's dotfiles if I have permission to, no matter if joe has a directory entry called "(hidden files)". 
     34Anyway I guess the same holds for normal users, too. I do want to  
     35see joe's dotfiles if I have permission to, no matter if joe has a  
     36directory entry called "(hidden files)". 
    3237 
    33 To comment #2: the original reporter (pabs) wanted to make the "show dotfiles" the default and have an exception for one directory. Your proposal is the opposite: make "don't show dotfiles" the default and allow to take exceptions. I don't think pabs wants to create such a special file in every directory except his home. However, someone else might want it the way you want it. So then we should have the possibility to override mc's default in both ways: force show, and force not show. 
     38To comment #2: the original reporter (pabs) wanted to make the  
     39"show dotfiles" the default and have an exception for one  
     40directory. Your proposal is the opposite: make "don't show  
     41dotfiles" the default and allow to take exceptions. I don't think  
     42pabs wants to create such a special file in every directory except  
     43his home. However, someone else might want it the way you want it.  
     44So then we should have the possibility to override mc's default in  
     45both ways: force show, and force not show. 
    3446 
    35 Now this leads to so many possible filenames with special meanings to mc. If this feature is required at all, I suggest using only one filename or directory which begins with a dot (such as .mc_specials) and put all the configuration stuff in this file or under this directory. This would be quite similar then to the CVS or .svn directories of the version controlling systems. 
     47Now this leads to so many possible filenames with special meanings  
     48to mc. If this feature is required at all, I suggest using only one  
     49filename or directory which begins with a dot (such as  
     50.mc_specials) and put all the configuration stuff in this file or  
     51under this directory. This would be quite similar then to the CVS  
     52or .svn directories of the version controlling systems. 
    3653 
    37 Anyway, I basically don't like this whole idea of custom directory entries, IMHO mc should not pollute the filename namespace and should not create files that disturb me outside mc (e.g. in "ls", "nautilus" etc...). 
     54Anyway, I basically don't like this whole idea of custom directory  
     55entries, IMHO mc should not pollute the filename namespace and  
     56should not create files that disturb me outside mc (e.g. in "ls",  
     57"nautilus" etc...). 
    3858 
    39 I'm perfectly okay with a global configuration options "show dotfiles except in my home" if more people would like to see it. If some more general method is needed, take a look at http://freshmeat.net/projects/hidefile/ which is an example on how to hide files outside of mc's scope so that ls, nautilus etc. are also influenced. 
     59I'm perfectly okay with a global configuration options "show  
     60dotfiles except in my home" if more people would like to see it. If  
     61some more general method is needed, take a look at  
     62http://freshmeat.net/projects/hidefile/ which is an example on how  
     63to hide files outside of mc's scope so that ls, nautilus etc. are  
     64also influenced. 
    4065 
    41 My biggest trouble is that once we have this "force hidden files" and "force no hidden files" per-directory options, I'm afraid no-one can stop people requesting dozens of similar stupid per-directory configuration options, such as to have different Listing mode, different editor/viewer etc. to each directory. 
     66My biggest trouble is that once we have this "force hidden files"  
     67and "force no hidden files" per-directory options, I'm afraid  
     68no-one can stop people requesting dozens of similar stupid  
     69per-directory configuration options, such as to have different  
     70Listing mode, different editor/viewer etc. to each directory. 
    4271        Egmont Koblinger <egmont> 
    4372Tue 14 Jun 2005 12:56:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 
     
    5180"(hidden directories)" 
    5281 
    53 When you press enter over it, it will display all hidden files or directories. These entries will only be displayed IF there is hidden files or directories. 
     82When you press enter over it, it will display all hidden files or  
     83directories. These entries will only be displayed IF there is  
     84hidden files or directories. 
    5485        Anonymous 
    5586Tue 14 Jun 2005 10:27:16 AM UTC, comment #1: 
     
    6293Tue 14 Jun 2005 09:08:04 AM UTC, original submission: 
    6394 
    64 I'd like to be able to show dotfiles by default, but not when in my homedir (because there are so many there). A similar option for the root user - hide dotfiles when in any home dir - might also be useful. 
     95I'd like to be able to show dotfiles by default, but not when in my  
     96homedir (because there are so many there). A similar option for the  
     97root user - hide dotfiles when in any home dir - might also be  
     98useful. 
    6599 
    66100PS: sorry if this is the wrong place to post RFEs