Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4290 closed Feature request (rejected)

Show hidden files defaults and normallity

Reported by: Carl Friis-Hansen Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: hidden files default menu broken Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Win2000-Pro SP-4

Description

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:
http://www.techstroke.com/how-to-show-hidden-files-in-filezilla-ftp-client.html
They also find the place surprising.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 11 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

The opposite is actually the case. Servers should not default to ignore the hidden file functionality.

Then how comes this is not covered by RFC 959?

As a matter of fact RFC 959 clearly states that commands have only one argument and that argument to LIST is a pathname. An RFC compliant server will list the directory "-a" on "LIST -a".

Fix your damn broken servers already so that they show all files by default.

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