Files and folders named with a leading period are a tradition of Unix file systems and are used to represent hidden items. However, if you have Mac users or projects that came from Unix systems, their leading-dot files and folders will not be synced to the CentreStack cloud by default.
Examples of such files are:
- .git (git configuration folder)
- .htaccess (Apache distributed configuration file)
- .ssh (SSH configuration folder)
If you don't want this default behavior and do want to sync up these hidden files, you will need to follow the steps below:
- Ensure that your CentreStack version is higher or equal to 9.3.5227.40764 (http://www.centrestack.com/p/gce_latest_release.html). Support for these leading dot files did not exist prior to this version. If your version is lower, upgrade your CentreStack to the most recent version at the top of the page.
- Go to the CentreStack installation directory with Windows Explorer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gladinet Cloud Enterprise
- Open the web.config file inside of the "root" folder with Notepad. This is an XML (extensible markup language) configuration file for the CentreStack ASP.Net web application.
- Right after the appSettings tag that looks like this:
Add the following tag. The finished edit should look like this:
<appSettings file="branding.config"><add key="IncludeDotFile" value="True" />
- Save and close the web.config file
- Restart the Windows Client and/or Server Agent (if applicable). You may need to restart the program(s) a couple of times in order for the setting to truly take effect.