FileZilla oddity

FileZilla is my FTP client of choice. But it has one oddity: some files on the remote Unix system weren’t showing up — to be precise, .htaccess, which is pretty important in the web world, all things considered.

It occurred to me to check all the options to see if there was one that might be causing this. After all, a bug like that couldn’t continue to go unnoticed and unfixed, could it?

Sure enough… Edit -> Settings -> Interface settings -> Remote file list -> turn on “Always show hidden files”

Personally, I wouldn’t have made this the default, but then, there’d be a lot of things different if I ruled the world.