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Postby Boss1315 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:52 pm

I accidentally created a folder called Rocky\\ on a ftp server.. I can't find any way to delete it.. I tried moving it, copying it, chmodding it, deleting it, and renaming it.. everytime, i get an error saying Prohibited File Name or Invalid folder name..

Does anyone know of a way to delete it?

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Postby Anthony » Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:10 pm

Have your host delete it...

Oh wait... I had a problem like this (some lamer did it on my uploader)... Use SSH... If you don't have SSH then have your host delete it... Nothing "conventional" will work...
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Postby Robpol86 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:55 pm

u try deleting it by typing in raw commands? i had to when i wanted to manage some .htaccess files via ftp (no ssh for me..)
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Postby BigHead » Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:41 pm

Robpol86 wrote:u try deleting it by typing in raw commands? i had to when i wanted to manage some .htaccess files via ftp (no ssh for me..)
Sincw when do you have to use raw comands to view .htaccess?
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Postby fuuucckkers » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:25 pm

If you're using linux, you can't just "delete" a folder. you have to force it's deletion..at least in the shell. Even sometimes in the GUI, a folder won't like to delete, because the system thinks it's not there, but it really is. So you have to use the -f attrib.

rm -f /path/to/wherever/foldername
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Postby Robpol86 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:39 am

BigHead wrote:
Robpol86 wrote:u try deleting it by typing in raw commands? i had to when i wanted to manage some .htaccess files via ftp (no ssh for me..)
Sincw when do you have to use raw comands to view .htaccess?


mose ftp clients (e.g. cuteftp pro) hide .htaccess files. im forced to type in raw ftp commands to rename .htaccess to htacces so i can edit it...
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Postby Anthony » Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:48 am

x Wasted Mind x wrote:If you're using linux, you can't just "delete" a folder. you have to force it's deletion..at least in the shell. Even sometimes in the GUI, a folder won't like to delete, because the system thinks it's not there, but it really is. So you have to use the -f attrib.

rm -f /path/to/wherever/foldername


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Postby Boss1315 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:52 pm

Robpol86 wrote:u try deleting it by typing in raw commands? i had to when i wanted to manage some .htaccess files via ftp (no ssh for me..)


no.. what is the raw command to delete it?

edit: nevermind.. i figured it out.. i made a custom command in my ftp program: RMD %d/Rocky\\ and it worked!

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Postby Plasma2002b » Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:01 am

yeah, well... meh..... try running an FTP server on a stupid windows box.


oi..... IIS is so complicated on user permissions managment.... yeah

i had it misconfigured at one time, and somebody got into it and made some folders that they were starting to use for their own hosting, warez, etc....

well, i immediatly found out and reconfigured it so they couldnt do that anymore, but those stupid folders they made i cant delete for the life of me.

They make the explorer give out uber errors if i try to browse to them, and i cant figure out any kind of ftp commands to access or delete them. (not even with admin privledges) They are like, folders with the name of "\n\\0xc./<jason>". Obviously many things that windows would never let you normally name a folder. Some hex in there as well.....

so yeah.... to this day, those damn folders are still sitting in my ftp root.


........oi

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Postby Anthony » Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:28 am

Would a command like the one boss used work through ftp?

... err that was a stupid question but... There has got to be a windows version...

I say you should have allowed it at the time, and used you logs to figure out who the who is downloading the things, and linking (Not to say I would have done that... I would have restricted access as the first thing I did)....
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