/bin/ls vs .dotted files

sad at bestmx.ru sad at bestmx.ru
Fri Sep 14 01:36:57 PDT 2012

Chris Turner:
> On 09/13/12 19:41, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>>      I can't think of a good reason why f_listdot is set for root
>>      automatically,
> Agreed -
> Except that if you're root, you don't want to be 'user friendlyified'
> and miss files that should be found/removed/inspected/etc, possibly.

it is not about human-user anyway but root-executed scripts.
taking in account that human-user used to have .dotted files hidden,
he wants his scripts to see the same (it makes programming more natural)

> who says these dot files should be hidden anyway?

shell *-expantion said that.

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