Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#518 closed Bug (invalid)

On creating new torrents, Transmission ignores files starting with ...

Reported by: eisa01 Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: libtransmission Version: 0.94
Severity: Minor Keywords:


I was creating a torrent, and discovered that Transmission did not include files named "...Something".

Renaming the file doesn't work, as that's the title of the file. Additionally, the Finder has no problem treating this as a normal file. In the terminal it is treated as hidden, so that might be the reason for the problem.

Had to create the torrent with Azureus, but at least Transmission is seeding it fine now.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by mickbuddha

How about trying to name your files in accordance with Mac OS X filesystem policy? As in not using the name "...something". As finder wont let you create files beginning with an ellipse, I think it would be considered a bug that it displays them, and that Transmission is demonstrating the correct behavior in this instance.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by mickbuddha

On second thought, an checkbox in the create torrent view labeled "Include invisible files (All files starting with a period)" or the like may solve this.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Component changed from Transmission to libtransmission
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Severity changed from Normal to Minor
  • Status changed from new to closed

This was added intentionally in because IMO there's no good reason for dotfiles to be in torrents. Most Unix-like systems treat dotfiles as pseudo-invisible files that could confuse users.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by eisa01

Ok, but the Finder treats it as a normal file.

But considering it won't let me name a file with dots, it might not be very necessary to tweak this behaviour.

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