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RE: Re: Possible bug: d does not seem to read ~/.d.conf

On 10 August 2007 16:09, Thorsten Kampe wrote:

> * Phil Betts (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:04:11 +0100)
>> Thorsten Kampe wrote on Friday, August 10, 2007 2:21 PM::

>>> These resources don't contradict the info file but state the same.
>>> Fact is that d under Cygwin ignores ~/.d.conf while under Linux it works
>>> as expected. 

>> If you put "hidden-files = true" in ~/.d.conf it works as advertised.
> Phil, please, you don't know what you're talking about and you don't
> know what I and Ronald were talking about.

  Thorsten, he may or may not know what you're talking about, but your statement

  "d under Cygwin ignores ~/.d.conf "

is demonstrably incorrect (see my previous post for that demonstration), and since you wrote (back at the start of the thread):

> I have therefore put
>   hidden-files-shown=true
> into my ~/.d.conf, 

and since I have demonstrated it works fine if you put "hidden-files=true" into your .d.conf instead, this all makes it pretty clear that there is an error in the manual.  From the info page, section "Configuration files":

     Boolean option, the same as the command line option
     `--hidden-files-shown'.  *Note Command Line Options::.

From the info page, section "Command line options"

     Include hidden files in output.  These are files with a leading
     period in their name.  This defaults to OFF.  Use `-H' (`-H+') or
     `--hidden-files=true' on the command line, or `hidden-files=true'
     in the configuration file, to turn it on.

  Please read more carefully.  Phil has correctly picked up on the difference between "hidden-files=" and "hidden-files-shown=".  The man page is inconsistent, but it does get it right in one place.

  My guess is that the option used to be called "hidden-files-shown" both on the command line *and* in the config file, and somebody decided the "-shown" was superfluous, and removed it, and they only fixed up one part of the manual and forgot to take care of the other.

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