Opened 4 years ago
Closed 4 years ago
#11877 closed Bug report (rejected)
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.
Change History (2)
comment:1 by , 4 years ago
comment:2 by , 4 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
This is a bug in your server, it wrongly interprets relative paths.
~ has no special meaning in terms of the protocol and hence must not be interpreted specially by the server, yet it does, leading to your loss of data.
I am on macOS 10.14.3 on an iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017).
Here are some logs when it's deleting the files one by one: