jonas0_13

About .syncignore

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Hi !

Could someone explain the meaning of the dot at the beginning of a line in SyncIgnore ? For example :

.DS_Store

._*

 

What's the difference with :

DS_Store

_*

 

More generally, it would be nice to have a small guide or tuto about "how to use .SynIgnore".

Thanks

 

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The dot in front of a folder or file name in a Linux / OSx / etc system is used to make it hidden (it won't show up by default on your desktop environnement and using ls without the -a or -A argument on the command line won't display it either).

 

.DS_Store are files automatically created by OS X to store custom attributes of a folder (icons positions and such). They start with a . so they're hidden on Unix based systems, but they'll show up if the disk is mounted on a Windows system.

Edited by duch

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