I have a number of Linux-based applications that have been using the .ebextensions functionality of Elastic Beanstalk for quite some time. Its a great way of managing the configuration of your environments and running tasks both pre and post-deploy. However, one of my current projects is a C# .NET app and it took me a while to remember how to create a folder in Windows with a leading (.) period. It seems so trivial, but, honestly, I can’t recall the last time I’ve had to do it - chances are many of you can’t either.
So here it is in all of its strange simplicity:
Yes, you’re seeing that correctly - simply add a trailing (.) period and Windows will create the folder and remove the trailing period.