[drupal-devel] files folder error

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 16:30:29 UTC 2005

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:01:48 +0000, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> > There are source code distributions that put a dummy file in empty
> > directories for this reason.
> Yes, I know, but I keep thinking that these dummy files look, ... well
> ... dummy.

:-) Okay.  

I noticed Drupal 4.6 automatically creates this directory if you don't
do so beforehand. That means we're really trying to handle it all
transparently...but I was on a shared server once where this would be
a problem because the webserver was a different user than I was. An
app would create a directory I couldn't delete...done badly I couldn't
even access it.

Looking at it functionally rather than stylistically a dummy file in
the distribution handles it with no questions from anyone and no need
to yell at people for not reading the fine manual.

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