Display hidden directories and files in NetBeans

Last updated on 07/11/2017

By default, NetBeans don't display hidden directories or files (starting with a dot[.]).

A regular expression handles directories or files discovery in NetBeans.

In order to modify this RegEx go to:

Tools -> Options -> Miscellaneous -> Files

and remove the part which exclude hidden files and directories

In my case my final result will be:

^(CVS|SCCS|vssver.?\.scc|#.*#|%.*%|_svn)$|~$

* Tested in NetBeans 7.4

   For older versions you might want to check Hubert A. Klein Ikkink's article