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  • Started 21 years ago by sescha
  • Latest reply 21 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • sescha Member


    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.

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • 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.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

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