This applies to RLV and RLVa
There has been a code change, I don’t know the technical details or the reason and frankly as an end user I don’t need to. What I do need to know is what it means for me, which I’m about to share with you.
As I have posted previously, I use Sharie Criss’ fw plugin with the Amethyst collar and more recently with OpenCollar (thanks to a handy Amethyst to OpenCollar conversion script I found; something for another post). I mainly use it for my own benefit. I find it far easier to type:
hit return and have my Eclectic Randomness Saber boots attach to my feet than the tedious open inventory, click, navigate, click, navigate, click navigate wear folder ZZzzzzzz are we done yet?
Which is fine, why I have them in #RLV and not in my main inventory. I have lots of other things in #RLV and there are some I’m not happy giving strangers / others access to. Tyically these items live in the directory:
The `.’ is significant. That’s what hides the directory from RLV tools and this was a good thing. Let’s look back at /saber and pretend that they’re in `.> Utility’ – /saber calls up a gesture which has one chat command in it, this reads
/77shufw wear ut/saber
Now back before the code change in both viewers, that worked just fine and dandy.
Now, it doesn’t. The presence of the `.’ at the beginning of the folder name messes up the pattern matching. That is annoying, but it’s not insurmountable. Modifying the gesture, this will do the job:
/77 shufw wear .> Utility/saber
So, you can still have your hidden directories but you cannot pattern match on them. Subdirectories of the hidden directory can be pattern matched.
Now excuse me while I go edit 30 odd gestures….
Marine was kind enough to stop by the original airing of this post on my blog to leave the following clarification.
Yes Shuggi, the former behaviour was a bug and was breaking content actually, invisible folders should never be accessible… However I have given up trying to hide them completely, due to the very script you mentioned. So yes invisible folders can still be accessed but are not listable nor pattern matched (although their children can be), that’s an acceptable tradeoff I think…
Sorry for the inconvenience,