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Old 05-06-2007, 01:26 PM   #16
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I know the reason Windows hides them.
It names them: AlbumArt_{C544350D-AF2A-4173-8948-9AB913E1957E}_Large.jpg
This code (enclosed in squiggly brackets.)means something special to windows and different files for different things have different codes. Windows hides (permanently. As in you can't unhide them, AFAIK) these files.

However, in *nix, these codes mean precisely naff all, and it treats them like an ordinary jpeg. Which is why it shows them but windows doesn't.

You could hide them in *nix by renaming them ".<original_filename>" but I'm not sure if the application that put them there will be able to use them as it intended.

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Old 05-06-2007, 08:16 PM   #17
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AdaHacker, What about Dapper, do you know one way or the other if this works in Dapper?
I don't have a VM with Dapper handy, so I can't say for sure. However, the Kubuntu FAQ seems to say that the hidden system directories started with Edgy, which sounds right to me. So I'd guess the answer is no.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 12:16 AM   #18
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I know the reason Windows hides them.
It names them: AlbumArt_{C544350D-AF2A-4173-8948-9AB913E1957E}_Large.jpg
This code (enclosed in squiggly brackets.)means something special to windows and different files for different things have different codes. Windows hides (permanently. As in you can't unhide them, AFAIK) these files.

However, in *nix, these codes mean precisely naff all, and it treats them like an ordinary jpeg. Which is why it shows them but windows doesn't.

You could hide them in *nix by renaming them ".<original_filename>" but I'm not sure if the application that put them there will be able to use them as it intended.
Yes, that is my exact problem in a nutshell. You can show them in Windows, you have to set an option to view hidden files/folders.

I'm thinking that there must be some sort of way to call konqueror from the command line to where it has already preloaded the filter. I would like to think that is the best approach, if it exists.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 09:09 AM   #19
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hacker supreme, thanks for the info. on M$.

AdaHacker, I'm still looking for some official documentation on this .hidden file. Google seems worthless, probably because they ignore the '.'. Did I not follow your link deep enough?


davidguygc, Maybe it's time to start playing w/ the CLI (Command Line Interface) .

If the .hidden file technique works in your ver. of KDE, there is no need to think "filter" or calling Konqueror from the command line. The .hidden file is the filter & Konqueror should be started normally.
 
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AdaHacker, I'm still looking for some official documentation on this .hidden file. Google seems worthless, probably because they ignore the '.'
Yes, that's the downfall of Google: it's impossible to search for a literal string (at least as far as I know).

I haven't found any official documentation on it either. In fact, pretty much all I've found is a page on the Ubuntu wiki with instructions to delete /.hidden to make the system directories visible again. The rest I had to figure out for myself. At this point, I think it's most likely an Ubuntu-specific thing, as I've not seen it come up with relation to any other distribution.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 05:21 PM   #21
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AdaHacker, Is this what you meant your link in post 17 to point to?
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How can I see all the folders in the root directory?

The non-user folders in / are hidden by default in 6.10 (Edgy). To show them use View -> Show Hidden Files in Konqueror. To stop them being hidden go to /etc/kubuntu-default-settings/ in Konqueror and Right Click on hidden-root -> Edit As Root and empty the file.

This feature has been removed in Feisty.
I see no mention of .hidden .
 
Old 05-08-2007, 07:56 PM   #22
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AdaHacker, Is this what you meant your link in post 17 to point to?

I see no mention of .hidden .
Yes. The /.hidden file is the means by which those directories were hidden.
 
  


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