On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 08:55:23PM +0100, Philip Oakley wrote: > The ".git" sub-directory that stores the whole repository is normally > a hidden directory (as are most directories with a name starting with > a dot). You can make windows explorer show them by setting an option.
A nitpick: filesystem entities whose names start with a dot are considered hidden — by policy — only on Unix-y systems (I beleive, Mac OS X counts as one in this regard, too). On Windows, the visibility is controlled by a special "attribute" which was available since FAT-16 at least (if memory serves me right) and was carried forward to FAT-32 and all versions of NTFS. Git for Windows sets it on the ".git" subdirectory in the cloned it creates. I think this attribute can be safely unset (using any tool, including Windows Explorer) — this won't affect how GfW operates on such a "tweaked" repository ;-) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.