Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#8520 closed Feature request (invalid)

remove a directory

Reported by: dude123 Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version: all

Description

first of all: THANK YOU MOZILLA FOR FILEZILLA, THUNDERBIRD AND FIREFOX!!

I USE THEM DAILY!!!

may i help to improve?

here it is:

it sucks that filezilla can not remove a directory, but recursively removes all files before removing the directory.
http://trac.filezilla-project.org/
Instructions

◦ 1 Open a command prompt window on a Windows computer or a terminal window on a Linux computer.
2 Type the command "ftp hostname" to log into the FTP server. Replace "hostname" with the host name or IP address of the FTP server.

◦ 3 Type the command "delete dir_name/*" to delete the files within the directory. Replace "dir_name" with the name of the directory that you want to delete.

◦ 4 Type the command "rmdir dir_name" to remove the directory.

◦ 5 Type the command "quit" to close the FTP session.

(but maybe you have your reasons for not doing so)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Alexander Schuch

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

FileZilla is NOT related to Mozilla in any way.

Besides that, what is the purpose of this item? "delete" can only remove a file, "rmdir" can only remove an empty directory. So how to remove a directory hierarchy - yes, by traversing it, removing files and then empty directories.

Your step 3 will fail if "dir_name" contains further directories.

I consider this item bogus. In case I did get it wrong, please elaborate and explain further. Thank you.

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