[fpc-pascal] Warning: Symbol "faHidden" is not portable

James Richters james at productionautomation.net
Fri Jul 19 19:32:16 CEST 2019

I'm using Windows 10, but I may in the future want to make a Linux version of my program.  I guess that's what the warning is about.. that fAHidden won't detect hidden files on some operating systems?


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From: fpc-pascal <fpc-pascal-bounces at lists.freepascal.org> On Behalf Of wkitty42 at windstream.net
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 11:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Warning: Symbol "faHidden" is not portable

On 7/19/19 7:45 AM, James Richters wrote:
> What does  'Warning: Symbol "faHidden" is not portable' mean exactly?  
> I’m using it with FindFirst and FindNext,  I'm just wondering if there 
> is a better way of getting directory information that includes hidden 
> and excludes hidden files in a better way that would not generate this 
> warning.  The Fact that there is a warning about it indicates to me 
> that there must be a better way.
what OS? some OSes do not have hidden attribute like DOS and winwhatever... for example, on most *nix, they use dot files which are generally specifically not listed unless special steps are taken to show them... a "dot file" is one that the filename starts with a dot...

   eg: .dirindex

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