Bug 153864 - Add support to a .hidden file to hide arbitrary files or directories in kio_file
Summary: Add support to a .hidden file to hide arbitrary files or directories in kio_file
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 64740
Alias: None
Product: kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: kioslave (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konqueror Developers
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Reported: 2007-12-11 19:55 UTC by Josep Febrer
Modified: 2013-11-19 21:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Josep Febrer 2007-12-11 19:55:39 UTC
Version:           3.97.1 (using KDE Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
OS:                Linux

".hidden" is a file that contains a list of files and/or directories which doesn't start with a period "." to be treated as hidden by the file manager.
This method is already used by Gtk and GNOME and also Mac OS X and it is a good way to for example to hide system directories in the / filesystem, and also doesn't expose Unix filesystem hierarchy complexity to novice users.
Also with this method you don't force some files or directories to be hidden, it can be customized per distribution and also advanced users can remove or edit this file.
Kubuntu already uses a patch for this in KDE 3.5, you can see some details at:


This can be a very nice feature to be present in KDE4.
Comment 1 Angel Blue01 2009-04-09 19:01:46 UTC
This looks like a duplicate of https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64740
Comment 2 Jonathan Thomas 2009-12-28 21:07:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 64740 ***