[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#626563: Bug#626563: Bug#626563: Bug#626563: thunar: Backup files no longer hidden

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon May 16 06:29:45 UTC 2011

On ven., 2011-05-13 at 13:54 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On ven., 2011-05-13 at 12:00 +0200, Andreas Neudecker wrote:
> > It would of course be great if this could be made an option in thunarrc
> > (or even in the settings dialogue). It is actually quite annoying to
> > have all the backup files visible all the time. 
> I don't really think it needs to be an option though, it should just be
> fixed imho.

Not sure if you follow the upstream bug so just in case:

* the behavior was indeed changed with the gio port
* Thunar directly uses g_file_info_get_is_hidden() which doesn't treat ~
files as hidden
* there was in fact an opposed bug report asking for ~ files to not be
hidden by default (https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6871)
* a comment on this bug makes sense to me: the behavior should be the
same as ls: by default ~ files are shown, they're not only shown with

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