#5 Option to sort hidden files after regular files

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nobody
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2012-01-14
2011-12-11
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One option I miss a lot is the possibility to sort hidden files after regular files, as Nautilus and the gedit "File Browser" plugin. For example, PCManFM-Mod will sort as follows:

.hidden-folder-1/
.hidden-folder-2/
folder-1/
folder-2/
.hidden-file-1
.hidden-file-2
file-1
file-2

while Nautilus and the gedit "File Browser" plugin will sort as follows:

folder-1/
folder-2/
.hidden-folder-1/
.hidden-folder-2/
file-1
file-2
.hidden-file-1
.hidden-file-2

This option could be a line put in "~/.config/pcmanfm-mod/main", something like:

[General]
hidden_files_first=0

By default, it could be "hidden_files_first=1", so the actual behavior would be preserved.

Discussion

  • IgnorantGuru

    IgnorantGuru - 2012-01-14
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • IgnorantGuru

    IgnorantGuru - 2012-01-14

    I'm closing this request because pcmanfm-mod is at the end of its development life. There will probably only be one more minor bugfix version. All further development will be in the new 'spacefm' project, which you can read about here:
    http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/spacefm-how-and-why/
    And the spacefm project page is here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/spacefm/

    You're more than welcome to add this feature request to spacefm's tracker. I can tell you nothing will happen with it for awhile, partly because stability is a higher priority than new features in that project. I also have had a bad time in the past trying to change gtk's sort order in lists, so I'm skeptical. But I may take a look again when things settle down. I have no issue with adding the option somewhere if getting it to work is reasonable. Thanks for your input!

     

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