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Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>,Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..
Date: 2005-01-05 23:35:53
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Bruce Momjian wrote:

>Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>>>>If we want to "play nice" in the windows world, we should definitly
>>>>*not* put things directly in %USERPROFILE%. And if we're ever going to
>>>>change it, now is the time. I would like to see all these files moved 
>>>>into <appdatadir>\PostgreSQL\
>>>>or %USERPROFILE%\PostgreSQL\ (Appdata is obviously the nicest). We 
>>>>might want to consider removing the leading-dot on those files too -
>>>>some Widnows tools go nuts on that. (most don't, but some do). And it
>>>>doesn't accomplish anything (like it does on Unix) other than confusing
>>>>the user. If it's not too much work.
>>>The problem with Appdata is that it's a hidden folder.  Are we storing 
>>>files here that we expect the user to be able to get to easitly and 
>>>edit often?  It may still be the best option, but I thought I would 
>>>rasise that point.  The other option is to put most of this data into 
>>>the registrty.
>>>BTW I have a few folders like %USERPROVILE%\.Application from windows 
>>>ports of Unix apps like the GIMP.
>>It's not hidden on my XP-Pro box.
>OK, I can't believe I know the answer to this, but if you display your
>%USERPROFILE directory using the standard XP directory viewer, and under
>Tools/Folder_Options, choose "View" then look at the "Hidden Files and
>Folders" option.  I bet you will see "Show hidden files and folders"
>enabled, but by default that radio button is disabled.
>So, buy default "Application Data" is invisible in that application,
>though you have enabled it, probably because you know what you are doing
>and need to get to certain configuration files.

Bzzzt. The hidden attribute is not set on the directory. Has nothing to 
do with my explorer settings. When I turn that setting off I can still 
see the folder.



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