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Old 26th January 2005, 06:23 PM
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Spurious files in windows explorer....

Hello there hope someone can help. I have managed to set up my FC2 machine to be viewable on a windows network thanks to Jon's very good article...

http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=19967

However when I view my shared directory through windows, a lot spurios folders and files appear. I am guessing that I must need to add something to my smb.conf file which will hide these files from windows machines. They aren't visible when browsing the folder from the FC2 machine. The files/folders appearing in windows are...

.font-unix
.ICE-unix
.X11-unix
gconfd-root
kde-root
ksocket-root
mcop-root
orbit-root
ssh-DLdg2251

etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated.....

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Old 26th January 2005, 08:16 PM
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Check this online excerpt from the O'Reilly Samba book. In short add "hide dot files = yes" to your samba share definition.
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Old 26th January 2005, 08:27 PM
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They aren't visible when browsing the folder from the FC2 machine.
This is because they are hidden files. On unix systems, anything beginning with a period is hidden. To see them, either enable the viewing of hidden files and directories in your file browser, or open a terminal and enter
Code:
ls -a
This has the -a flag, which stands for "all," effectively "listing all."
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Old 27th January 2005, 10:35 AM
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Thank you

Thank you all for your help that has sorted it now....
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