[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 22:27:49 UTC 2011

On lun., 2011-05-16 at 22:58 +0200, Andreas Neudecker wrote:
> Hi.
> Thanks, Yves Alexis.
> > Not sure if you follow the upstream bug so just in case:
> Not so far. Thanks for the hint.
> > * 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
> > -A/-a.
> While the argument with ls is not wrong, in fact the behaviour of Thunar
> was changed.

Yes, and some people even requested it.

>  And in a way that is inconvenient if you use ~ for backup
> files in editors (as seems to be default in several of them). Previously
> invisible backup files pop up everywhere like weeds.

Well, same thing happens in ls (and I guess other file managers). If
that really bother you you should talk to those editors developpers,

>  - In this case I
> think, if Thunar's default behaviour is changed, it should be possible
> to reconfigure the old behaviour, even if only in some rc file.

In the upstream bug Nick Schermer proposed to revert the change
(basically hiding in Thunar dotfiles plus some others). I don't think
they really want to add a configuration option for that, but you can
argue your way on that bug if it's important enough.

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