[Mono-dev] Show Linux "." hidden directories

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Tue Jun 12 16:56:59 UTC 2012

On May 31, 2012, at 4:36 PM, BigalGeorge wrote:
> Hi is mono capable of browsing the hidden directories under Linux? Why I ask is that I have enabled them for viewing under Ubuntu eg are visible in Nautilus, but when using mono browser they are hidden.

What is the "mono browser"?

I can't easily test on Linux atm, but on OS X hidden files are returned by System.IO.Directory.GetFiles():

	$ csharp
	Mono C# Shell, type "help;" for help

	Enter statements below.
	csharp> using System.IO;                                     
	csharp> Directory.GetFiles(Directory.GetCurrentDirectory()); 
	{ "/Users/jon/.CFUserTextEncoding", "/Users/jon/.DS_Store", "/Users/jon/.Xauthority", "/Users/jon/.bash_history", ...

Notice that the entries in that except begin with a '.', and thus are hidden...

 - Jon

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