Show hidden files defaults and normallity
|Reported by:||Carl Friis-Hansen||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||hidden files default menu broken||Cc:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||Win2000-Pro SP-4|
When using the client to connect to a UNIX/Linux server on the Internet, the client defaults to *not* show hidden files. By going to "Server / Force show hidden files" and enable this, you are presented with a pop-up window claiming that servers not showing hidden files even whn the -a opion is not included in the LIST/ll command, are broken. The opposite is actually the case. Servers should not default to ignore the hidden file functionality. The hidden file functionality is there for a reason.
Whether or not the client should show hidden files by default is a question of taste. However, the placement of the toggle option is maybe not the best. I personally looked for it in the View menu. On this web page:
They also find the place surprising.