[Python-ideas] Add appdirs module to stdlib

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Sep 3 00:38:28 CEST 2015

On 9/2/2015 5:40 PM, random832 at fastmail.us 
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015, at 14:34, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> I do not know of any
>> way to enable showing hidden files with Explorer. (If you know of one,
>> tell me.)
> Didn't notice this on my first reply. Go into the Folder Options window,
> go to the "View" tab, and you will see an option labeled "Show hidden
> files, folders, and drives". This option is specific to a folder, there
> is a button to apply it to all folders.
> The Folder Options dialog box is available from the "Tools" menu in the
> classic UI (until Windows XP or maybe Vista), and [still hidden there,
> but more visible in] the "Organize" dropdown as "Folder and search
> options".

Thanks.  The latter might be the easiest.

> My point stands that putting a dot in front of a filename shows _intent_
> to have it hidden from ordinary users, since it has that effect on Unix,
> and makes it no easier to find it on Unix than finding the AppData
> folder is on Windows.

What I remember from 26 years ago is 'ls -a'.  Still correct in a 
console?  (No idea how to do the same on GUIs.) This was part of any 
Unix intro as one was expected to edit the shell configs to one's taste.

Terry Jan Reedy

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