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comment How do I enter a filepath to save a new file to using the OS X “save file” dialog?
@heiglandreas @Tetsujin there's some confusion here: "graphical" vs "textual" UI is orthogonal to whether I am able to type in a literal filepath. If I have a filepath on the clipboard, it should be no more than Cmd+Shift+S, Cmd+V, Return. Anything more than that and the user interface has a bug. I should add that the equivalent bug exists for the "Open File" dialog.
Sep
20
comment How do I enter a filepath to save a new file to using the OS X “save file” dialog?
@Tetsujin anything that stops me getting stuff done while providing no benefits is a bug. By that measure, this is certainly a bug.
Sep
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asked How do I enter a filepath to save a new file to using the OS X “save file” dialog?
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accepted How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?
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answered How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?
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comment How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?
@Tetsujin any, it appears. Sublime Text. LightTable. Chrome. etc.
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asked How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?
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asked How do I display the filepath field in Finder?
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asked How do I make Firefox show the most visited sites when opening a new window?
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revised Does this exist: a standardized way of documenting a file-system structure
Changed "filing" to "readme" -- following convention
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comment Does this exist: a standardized way of documenting a file-system structure
"Instead of a .filing file you could store that information in an alternate data stream (yes, folders can have ADS too). You could use extended attributes on Linux and OSX." Possible, I imagine, but decreases the portability and transparency that I think is so important. What if I want to place everything in a git repo? Plaintext files are used for directory-specific config (e.g. htaccess), so why not documentation too?
May
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comment Does this exist: a standardized way of documenting a file-system structure
"the idea of categories (=directories, folder) doesn't scale" -- true-ish, except sometimes it just has to. Say, big software source trees (git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git;a=tree).