[KPhotoAlbum] ignoring hidden files & directories

Vitus Jensen vjensen at gmx.de
Thu Oct 6 07:03:12 CEST 2011

Hello Miika,

unfortunately there is no such settings in my copy of kphotoalbum 4.1.1 
(and no entry in kphotoalbumrc).  But it's nice to know that a setting to 
ignore stuff is in the works :-)


On Wed, 28 Sep 2011, Miika Turkia wrote:

> Hello,
> there is an option to configure what directories are excluded. In the
> current GIT version it is under Settings->Configure KPhotoAlbum -> File
> Searching & Versions -> Directories to exclude from new file search
> I believe that it was under the General "tab" earlier.
> It is a comma separated list but does not support regexp IIRC.
> HTH,
> miika
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 2:40 AM, Vitus Jensen <vjensen at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hej!
>> Recently our photo collection maintained by KPhotoalbum 4 got accessed by
>> different tools for RAW manipulation and by programs on the new MacBook. A
>> lot of those programs create files or directories to hold their meta data on
>> location, all dir/filenames starting with a dot ('.'), the UNIX convention
>> for hidden files.
>> Unfortunately KPhotoalbum does not ignore those files / directories and I
>> have to remove the files from KPhotoalbum on the next start manually :-( Is
>> there a chance that newer KPhotoalbum versions in the future might ignore
>> filenames starting with a dot?  It would really help!  And I don't think
>> KPhotoalbum will miss a lot of real photos this way as the "hidden" meaning
>> is a really old tradition.
>> Best regards,
>>   Vitus
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