Opened 21 years ago

Last modified 20 years ago

#200 closed Bug report

can't delete dirs with hidden content

Reported by: a1r Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: a1r, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:



a remote directory /test/ contains a file
beginning with a dot, '.htpasswd'.
If you try and delete /test/ you
receive a 550 error ("directory is not empty"), even though it
appears empty in the GUI.


You can
only delete the dir if you check the option:

  • Always show

hidden file Settings -> Remote File


The current 550 error with the empty
GUI list is extremely confusing.
FileZilla should delete all
content in a directory - including hidden files - when a directory
delete is requested.

Thanks for a great piece of software

  • Aaron

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 20 years ago

Unforunately this problem can't be fixed. Not all servers
support the -a switch to view hidden files.
On those servers, using -a on those servers would have the
same affect as not using -a on your server.

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