FTP issues

cleo

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Jan 21, 2002
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I uploaded a bunch of files and directories to my ftp server earlier today. Then I reorganized the files and now want to delete a directory that is no longer used. However, I get an error saying that the directory is not empty, even though it most certainly IS empty. I've chmod'ed 777, and for crying out loud, it's *my* folder! How do I get rid of it?
 

szark

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May 14, 2002
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It sounds like you may have some hidden files in that directory.

If you are using a graphical FTP client, see if there is an option for viewing hidden files.

If you are using command line FTP through Terminal, "cd" into the directory and type "ls -a" to see any hidden files.

Can't think of any other reason why that would be happening...
 

cleo

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Jan 21, 2002
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Brilliant.

Thanks tons. My graphical app wasn't showing anything even when I turned on hidden files, but I found it in a snap through terminal.
 

szark

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Re: Brilliant.

Originally posted by cleo
Thanks tons. My graphical app wasn't showing anything even when I turned on hidden files, but I found it in a snap through terminal.
Glad I could help!

For the graphical app, you may have to set the destination machine type to UNIX (assuming you can) in order to see them.