When deleting a folder named '~', it starts to delete the whole home folder
|Reported by:||David||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||deleting home, delete home, home, home folder, delete home folder||Cc:|
|Component version:||3.41.1||Operating system type:||OS X|
|Operating system version:||10.14.3|
I was deleting an empty folder called
~ through FileZilla.
However, I started to notice that it was taking way too long to delete 8KB. When I looked at the logs, I saw that it was deleting all files in
/home/<user>/... instead o
Sadly, the damage had been done. I'm filling this bug report so this may not happen to anyone else.
I almost did this myself in the console, before I realized I had to use
./~ instead of
~. I'm not sure how FTP works overall, but a possible fix may be to always include
./ or the full path... no idea though.