[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.30

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Mon Sep 10 16:51:43 CEST 2012

On 10.09.2012 16:38, Gero wrote:
> On Monday 10 September 2012 - 16:05:25, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> - When checking whether a video directory is empty, file names that start
>> with a dot ('.') are now ignored and will be implicitly removed if the
>> directory contains no other files. This fixes the leftover ".sort" files
>> that were introduced in version 1.7.29.
> I  possibly missed the discussion about that item.
> I consider the implicit removal of dot-files problematic and suboptimal.
> Until vdr 1.7.29 it was possible to create mount-points and execute a
> "touch <mount-point>/.nodelete" to ensure, the vdr will not delete that mount-
> point.
>>From OSD-menu then mounting of external storage was possible.
> It is of cause stil possible, as scripts could create directories, but that
> may cause problems with access-permissions.
> Creating an empty file without leading dot will prohibit the removal too, but I
> think, the directory will then appear in the recording menu, which is not the
> case, with just a dotfile in.

The recording menu only displays directories that contain actual
recordings (or subdirectories with recordings). A plain file doesn't
trigger displaying a directory.


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