show .. in SCP directory listing
Showing .. in directory listing allows easier keyboard navigation without having to go for mouse every time I need to go up a directory. I can hit Enter on directories to go into them, but have no keyboard method to get back.
Thanks for the suggestion. If possible, we’d prefer not to add “..”. The aim is to make an Explorer-like interface, and this isn’t something that Explorer does.
Would keyboard shortcuts work for you? We could make alt+left, alt+up and backspace all go to the directory above…
That would work for me, however I doubt many other users would intuitively find the feature.
I just had a poke around at various sftp/ftp software and showing .. is quite common. You could perhaps only show it in List and Details views? It would look funny in Large Icons view I'll give you that.
It doesn't seem important enough to have its own option box, what about a view option like "show . files" which I've seen in linux file explorers, all those ".preference" type files are designed to be usually hidden by default.
If a user can SSH in and see .. I don't really think it'll be harmful for them to see it when SCP'd in, but, yeh it's up to you to choose your target audience :)