Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#8589 new Bug report

Resursive delete of directory with hidden files fails without "Force show hidden files"

Reported by: Erik Hensema Owned by:
Priority: low Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:



  • Pref "Server -> Force show hidden files" is Off
  • Remote server contains a directory structure with a hidden file
  • User has adequate access rights to all relevant files and directories


Try to recursively delete the structure

What happens:

  • The hidden file is not deleted
  • Deleting the directory fails because its not empty

What should happen:

  • Hidden file should be deleted regardless of the "Force show hidden files" setting
  • Deleting the directory won't fail

Extra information:

  • Server is running ProFTPd; tested with various versions.
  • Everything works fine with the setting on.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Priority: normallow

The whole "hidden files" thing is broken in FTP servers. So if your FTP hides files, you have to use the build-in work-around named "Force show hidden files". This is of low priority.

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