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Handling files beginning with a period (4 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by AlanBott
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from AlanBott
  • AlanBott Member

    My colleague and I jointly manage a company information web site... she uses a PC and I use Fetch 4 on my Mac. She can see and control all files and folders with names beginning with a period - by selecting an option in her software's Prefs.
    I cannot do this using Fetch. The Prefs option not to ignore such folders/files has no effect on my ability to see such files. I can manages them "blind" but that is primitive.
    Am I being stupid or missing a trick?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • AlanBott Member

    Originally posted by AlanBott:

    My colleague and I jointly manage a company information web site... she uses a PC and I use Fetch 4 on my Mac. She can see and control all files and folders with names beginning with a period - by selecting an option in her software's Prefs.
    I cannot do this using Fetch. The Prefs option not to ignore such folders/files has no effect on my ability to see such files. I can manages them "blind" but that is primitive.
    Am I being stupid or missing a trick?

    I'm glad to say I've answered my own question.

    I now have a QuicKey which opens the FTP Commands window, types " LIST -al" then clicks "OK".

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Another option is to run this AppleScript:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.1"
    set send LIST minus al to true
    end tell

    You only have to run the script once; Fetch will remember the setting.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • AlanBott Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Another option is to run this AppleScript:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.1"
    set send LIST minus al to true
    end tell

    You only have to run the script once; Fetch will remember the setting.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Ran the script (above), then realised it should read "set use LIST" not "set send LIST"

    Works just as I need it...Many Thanks Jim.

    Posted 12 years ago #

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