View Full Version : Deleting Files With WS_FTP

02-12-2004, 01:43 AM
I use WS_FTP95 as my ftp. Sometimes when I try to delete a folder it won't let me because it says it's not empty. When I go into the folder I can't find any files.

How can I get rid of these folders?

02-12-2004, 02:11 AM
Go in via SSH and make sure there aren't any hidden files (.htaccess for example).

02-12-2004, 05:11 AM
i use filezilla(ftp program) to delete hidden files like .htaccess

also Mark could you respond to you PM.

02-12-2004, 07:07 AM
With WS_FTP in the little white box on the right hand side insert "-a" that will show hidden files and allow you to delete them.

02-12-2004, 09:15 AM
or there's an option to enter -al in each site Startup tab > Remote file mask.

Saves having to do it each time ;)

02-12-2004, 10:40 AM
Nice. Extremely helpful.

02-12-2004, 03:04 PM
Thanks. I've been having this problem for the whole five years that I've been building sites. I never thought to ask until yesterday though. Haha.

While on the topic, how can I change it so that I can delete whole directories all at once without having to remove the files from each folder first? It takes a long time to delete some things directory by directory.

02-13-2004, 01:56 AM
Dreamweaver can do this - once the sites FTP details are set login from the Site Window and select the folder you want to delete. It'll chug away deleting all nested files and folders.