Your best friend for file transfer.Fetch
Deleting Upwards (2 posts)
- Started 15 years ago by sescha
- Latest reply 15 years ago from Jim Matthews
firstly, thanks for enhancing fetch to its current state; as a fetch user for more than three years I am very happy with the current release and the fact that it is so well supported.
I recently wanted to delete all files within one directory of a LINUX server. I hit command-A to include all files and selected "delete". My selection included the leading directory entries "." and ".."
Boy, was I happy that I had a recent server backup when fetch happily deleted everything up to the document root dir...
I realize that it was me who made that fatal mistake in including the link to the upper directories into the selection. But the reason for writing this is that I would have expected any software to issue some kind of general warning or confirmation about the consequences of that action before giving the server such a fatal signal. Maybe it should have reminded me of the fact that this selection included dirs and files sitting above the current dir and ask me if I really, really (well, REALLY) wanted to proceed?
Not sure if Fetch 3.03 allowed me to do that as well... (and I am definitely not going to try it, just in case it DOES ... :-))
Well anyway, thanks for your continued support of the mac platform and for caring.
Jim Matthews Administrator
Yikes! Fetch knows to ignore "." and ".." when it is deleting or transfering a directory, but apparently it is not that smart when you select those items. I'll add that to my bug list.
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