Author Topic: gmenu2x file browser changes  (Read 9368 times)

Nebuleon

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2014, 03:38:33 am »
If you put a dot before and after the name of a folder in Windows, it works. Does this help?
Not at all. .previews./ is not the same as .previews/ on Linux (and neither is it on Windows).

Seph817

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2014, 03:52:15 am »
The second dot actually disappears after you hit enter. I just made a folder on my Windows desktop, named it .test. and hit enter. Now it's .test

I copied it to my Zero with FileZilla and opened DinguxCommander. The folder shows up. The path says "/usr/local/home/.test"

I even made a folder in that one called test2. The path for that is "/usr/local/home/.test/test2"

Is this still not right?

yonif

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2014, 09:49:35 am »
The second dot actually disappears after you hit enter. I just made a folder on my Windows desktop, named it .test. and hit enter. Now it's .test

I copied it to my Zero with FileZilla and opened DinguxCommander. The folder shows up. The path says "/usr/local/home/.test"

I even made a folder in that one called test2. The path for that is "/usr/local/home/.test/test2"

Is this still not right?

Wow, I did not know that !
Thanks for the tip, really good to know :)
Finally, only hidden .previews folder is still an option.

Nebuleon

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2014, 10:08:57 am »
The second dot actually disappears after you hit enter. I just made a folder on my Windows desktop, named it .test. and hit enter. Now it's .test

I copied it to my Zero with FileZilla and opened DinguxCommander. The folder shows up. The path says "/usr/local/home/.test"

I even made a folder in that one called test2. The path for that is "/usr/local/home/.test/test2"

Is this still not right?

Wow, I did not know that !
Thanks for the tip, really good to know :)
Finally, only hidden .previews folder is still an option.
Only if you completely ignore the other point I made.

Seph817

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2014, 02:36:29 pm »
The second dot actually disappears after you hit enter. I just made a folder on my Windows desktop, named it .test. and hit enter. Now it's .test

I copied it to my Zero with FileZilla and opened DinguxCommander. The folder shows up. The path says "/usr/local/home/.test"

I even made a folder in that one called test2. The path for that is "/usr/local/home/.test/test2"

Is this still not right?

Wow, I did not know that !
Thanks for the tip, really good to know :)
Finally, only hidden .previews folder is still an option.
Only if you completely ignore the other point I made.

That's why I asked you if what I did was right. I also unchecked "Force showing hidden files" in FileZilla and the .test folder disappeared. Have you actually tried it? I understand that .test./ is not the same as .test/ but, it shows up everywhere as .test/

zear

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2014, 03:03:23 pm »
I understand that .test./ is not the same as .test/ but, it shows up everywhere as .test/
It's probably because Windows doesn't let you create a directory with an empty extension (Windows assumes the dot there stands for extension suffix) and removes the character, then stores the name. But let me assure you that Linux sees these as two separate files (directories):
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[[email protected] foo]$ ls -a
.  ..  .test  .test.

Seph817

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2014, 03:11:42 pm »
I want to understand. That's why I ask. Why does it show up as .test/ in DinguxCommander? Is OpenDingux not another version of Linux?

zear

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2014, 03:36:33 pm »
I want to understand. That's why I ask. Why does it show up as .test/ in DinguxCommander? Is OpenDingux not another version of Linux?
Because it's named as ".test" and not ".test." - Windows renamed the file after removing the dot.

Seph817

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2014, 03:59:34 pm »
So, a .folder can be made in Windows but, not in Linux? Is that right? If that's the case, that's all I was trying to say. I don't use Linux. I've never tried to make a .folder in Linux and I never said that you could. Thanks for the clarifications.

yonif

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2014, 06:00:10 pm »
I am also quite lost.
The problem was:
We cannot use only .previews (hidden folder) to be the folder containing the preview files because it is not possible to create a linux folder name (beginning with a dot) under Windows and the users will not be able to create their preview folders

But it seems that Seph817 found a way to do it. What ever Windows renamed the file to be ok, at the end, the folder is named
.previews and not .previews. anymore.
It really looks like doing a mkdir .previews with Linux.

And it seems it is seen as a hidden folder in Linux (we could try a ls -la in order to be sure).
So this is not really a problem anymore.
A hidden folder could be used as the only solution to contains the previews.

I will have a look this evening because this is interesting to know more about this.

hi-ban

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2014, 06:07:11 pm »
can't you create a ".whatever" folder through filezilla?

Gab1975

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2014, 08:06:04 pm »
can't you create a ".whatever" folder through filezilla?

Indeed... I was thinking about this... several times I made  ".whatever" directories inside the $home folder, using a FTP client (like Filezilla), without any problem!

Nebuleon

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Re: gmenu2x file browser changes
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2014, 09:02:21 pm »
So, a .folder can be made in Windows but, not in Linux? Is that right? If that's the case, that's all I was trying to say. I don't use Linux. I've never tried to make a .folder in Linux and I never said that you could. Thanks for the clarifications.
According to the posts made thus far, it appears to be as follows:

a) Windows can make a dot-directory '.whatever' on a drive, but only if you use the file name of '.whatever.';
b) Linux can make a dot-directory '.whatever' as normal;
c) A dot-directory can be created over FTP as normal, but will be hidden immediately if the client has hidden files hidden.

As I see it, the problem of "try telling that to a user" still applies to a), and to some extent to c). If anything, the workaround on Windows is worse than the problem of not being able to create a dot-directory with '.whatever'.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 09:04:11 pm by Nebuleon »

 

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