Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#12136 closed Feature request (rejected)

Enhanced directory (folder) removal confirmation message

Reported by: nachob Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: "remove directory" Cc:
Component version: Operating system type:
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When I attempt to remove a directory, filezilla prompts with an ominous warning, "are you sure you want to remove this folder and all of it's contents." The implication is that you are about to do something dire, from which there is no recovery.

In fact, the directory may be empty or it may be loaded.

My request is to change the message as follows. If the target directory is empty, the message should state "Are you sure you want to remove this empty directory?" If the directory is not empty, the confirmation message would say "Are sure you want to delete this directory[ and its 999 files][ and its 999 sub-directories]." I submit that this request is so trivial to implement and of such high value that it be given highest priority so we can do it, be done with it and not have to track it for very long. Thank you.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 4 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Not feasible for performance reasons.

It can take considerable time to enumerate contents. There are even situations where enumerating contents takes several orders of magnitude longer than the removal action.

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