Thanx, sorted as suggested i change settings in control panel.
On Friday, 5 December 2014 11:29:33 UTC, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 08:18:20 -0000
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Aafaq Mateen
> > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 3:22 PM
> > Subject: [git-users] no .git folder when creating new repository
> > Hi
> > I down loaded the Git Windows version 1.9.4 and gave my name and
> > email at bash and come back to Git GUI to create new repository.I
> > cant see any .git folder in the newly created folder on my desktop.
> > just wondering why its happening ..I tried couple of time
> > uninstalling and stalling git back but its the same .
> > please help in this regard.
> > Have you set your system to show 'hidden files and folders'?
> > Any file or folder (in windows) that begins with a dot is by default
> > a hidden file/folder.
> This is not correct: Windows does not have a convention of hiding
> anything based on the names -- what it has, but only in one particular
> piece of software -- Windows Explorer -- which is "the shell"
> responsible, among other things, for browsing files, is hiding by
> default the predefined set of "system" paths as well as hiding
> extensions of files of "registered types" (my pet target for bashing
> default settings on this class of OSes). The reason the OP can't see
> the ".git" subdirectory is Git explicitly setting the attribute "hidden"
> on that directory after creating it; to demonstrate:
> C:\tmp>git init foo
> Initialized empty Git repository in C:/tmp/foo/.git/
> C:\tmp>attrib foo\.git
> H C:\tmp\foo\.git
> "H" here stands for "hidden". Run attr /? in the command prompt to see
> what other attributes are supported on Windows filesystems (FATs, NTFS).
> > *nix has a similar protocol.
> Only in a sense: interactive command-line shells (like bash) and dumbed
> down graphical shells like Nautilus indeed do not show "dotfiles" by
> default, and command-line shells also by default exclude such files
> from globbing operations, IIRC. These files are not really hidden as
> POSIX does not mandate implementing such a file attribute on
> filesystems. So yes, they are hidden by policy only.
> > In Windows Explorer you can set a preference to show them by default
> > (see Google;-)
> That is correct, yes.
> My personal approach instead is to use a sensible file-browsing tool
> for heavy-lifting operations leaving Windows Explorer for quick ad-hoc
> tasks, and then it can be left mostly with default settings.
> To name a few such tools, there are: FAR manager  (I admit it's
> hardly popular anywhere except in the ex-USSR lands), Total Commander
>  (proprietary), Free Commander  (Total Commander clone,
> freeware), μCommander  (Java, for those with lots of free RAM, so
> they've picked a classy name) etc.
> 1. http://www.farmanager.com/
> 2. http://www.ghisler.com/
> 3. http://www.freecommander.com
> 4. http://www.mucommander.com/
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