Create an ".EBextensions" Folder on Windows

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.


Curtis Rissi

Solutions Architect and Full Stack Engineer by day and mad scientist by night. I specialize in making the impossible possible through code and technology. I also make some crazy good Korean BBQ. You know you want to try it.

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