Filtering Out Hidden Files

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Thu Aug 25 20:44:27 EDT 2011


Thursday, August 25, 2011, 12:46:39 PM, you wrote:

> Hi everyone,

> On the Mac, I use

>         filter theFileList without ".DS_Store”

> to clean up the list of files that The Files function returns. 
> Are there similar hidden files that turn up on Windows?

There are. What is it you're trying to do? Do you want not to show
hidden files regardless of whether the user has set preferences to
show them? Do you care about the OS preferences? Do you care about
".."? Do you care about permissions?

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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