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  • Started 19 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    Dear Jim,

    Well, I had lots of trouble deleting files and directories for quite awhile, and then stumbled across your advice to "check "Send LIST -al to UNIX servers" in the "Obscure Options" menu in the Misc. section of Preferences," and it worked like a charm -- thank you!

    In the process, though, Fetch 4.0.3 created three new files which I now can't delete -- a "." file, a ".." file, and a ".quota" file. They don't show up in Fetch 3.0.3, but they do in 4.0.3. Should I be concerned with this, or are they just recordkeeping of some kind?

    Also, as long as I'm posting, one more question: is there any way, when using Fetch, to get it to register the *size* of the directories I have up on my web site? Neither Fetch, nor using an ftp:// url, nor an http:// url gives me any info about the size of what I have up there -- that column is always just '-'. I'm concerned because I have a quota, and don't want to violate it.

    Thanks so much for your clearly-worded responses here - they've been very helpful.


    Paul Wagner
    loyal fetchist

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The "." and ".." items are special entries; they refer to the current directory and its parent. You can't delete them, but there's no reason to be concerned. I'm guessing that ".quota" is put there by the administrator to keep track of your storage quota; you should be able to ignore it.

    You can find out how much storage your directories are taking up by selecting them and choosing Get Info... from the Remote menu; Fetch will total up the size of all the contents.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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