Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#7813 new Feature request

Deliting files recursively SFTP

Reported by: Steen Owned by:
Priority: low Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: recursive, delete, sftp Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Linux
Operating system version:


I was just wondering if you couldn't change how FileZilla deletes files recursively but also CHMOD as this is pretty much the same thing.
If you mark a folder and press delete, FZ scans the folders content and deletes the files one at a time. When using SFTP I am sure that the fastest solution would be "rm -r FOLDER"
The same thing goes for CHMOD where Linux incorporates a recursive function into the command too. "chmod -R FOLDER"
So everytime I delete a folder I am thinking "Why am I wasting my time on this, when I could do it 100 times quicker on SSH?"

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Josh Davis, 12 years ago

Keywords: recursive delete sftp added
Priority: normallow

SFTP isn't just an SSH with BASH. It's an SSH with SFTP as the shell. SFTP's rm does not support recursion.

You're asking for FzClient to use a check for the ability to run a normal shell, verify path settings, test for command functionality, and then take the heat when an uncontrolled shell deletes something improperly.

FZ cannot rely on having access to RM, nor a reliable path.

I highly recommend this be closed as WONTFIX.

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