/bin/ls vs .dotted files
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Sep 13 17:41:17 PDT 2012
I can't think of a good reason why f_listdot is set for root
It goes all the way back to the original import in 2003 when we forked
FreeBSD still turns it on automatically but added a -I option that
turns it off.
/* Root is -A automatically unless -I. */
if (!f_listdot && getuid() == (uid_t)0 && !f_noautodot)
f_listdot = 1;
At the very least I will bring in this change. But it may well be
that we should also change the default to NOT be -A for root.
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