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Directory size

#1 Post by md130353 » 2019-05-25 16:23

Does anyone know the biggest directory that filezilla can read. You see, I have a website with over 180,000 items and I cannot now access the main directory in which it is held. I can upload to this directory OK but I cannot open it to view the files. All I get is 'Empty Directory listing'. This cannot be true as the website works fine. I think it may be a size problem. Unless you know something about Filezilla that I don't.

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Re: Directory size

#2 Post by botg » 2019-05-25 17:27

On the order of a hundred million files in a single directory. More if you put excessive amounts of RAM into your system.

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Re: Directory size

#3 Post by md130353 » 2019-05-26 10:41

Ah. Thanks for that. I thought it must be quite high. But then why can I not see the files anymore (or at least, the first 8000 as usual). All I get is 'Empty Directory'.

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Re: Directory size

#4 Post by botg » 2019-05-26 11:47

Does it say anything in the message log?

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Re: Directory size

#5 Post by md130353 » 2019-05-26 13:25

Not sure what the message log is but this is what appears in the top pane

Response: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
Response: 220-You are user number 8 of 1000 allowed.
Response: 220-Local time is now 07:23. Server port: 21.
Response: 220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
Response: 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command: USER moviedud
Response: 331 User moviedud OK. Password required
Command: PASS **********
Response: 230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Command: OPTS UTF8 ON
Response: 200 OK, UTF-8 enabled
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /public_html
Response: 250 OK. Current directory is /public_html
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (173,254,28,109,171,150)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-Sorry, we were unable to read [.]
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 0 matches total
Status: Directory listing successful

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Re: Directory size

#6 Post by botg » 2019-05-26 16:59

Response: 226-Sorry, we were unable to read [.]
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 0 matches total
That's a broken server. It speaks of an error, yet uses the return code for success. Please contact your server administrator or server hosting provider for assistance to have the server fixed.

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Re: Directory size

#7 Post by md130353 » 2019-05-27 17:20

OK. Thanks. I'll get on to them and sort it out. (hopefully)

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Re: Directory size

#8 Post by KurtArapa » 2019-05-27 20:48

Hello,

Im new to filezilla and this forum. From where can I post about my issue that I am encountering when Im using filezilla ?

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Re: Directory size

#9 Post by boco » 2019-05-27 20:53

In the topic list, press the "New topic" button at the top. Enter a descriptive title and outline your problem as detailed as possible.
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Re: Directory size

#10 Post by md130353 » 2019-05-31 08:25

I am still having trouble with this. I have deleted all records Filezilla from my machine including registry entries and reloaded Filezilla. But when I reload it still has the settings I chose previously. Are there any files created by Filezilla which would still be on my computer that might be causing the problem, such as .ini files for example. A list of all files created by Filezilla when setting up might be useful.

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Re: Directory size

#11 Post by boco » 2019-05-31 10:39

While the installer uses the Registry, FileZilla does not.

FileZilla will create its program directory, and the config directory. Where the config is stored, depends on the OS.

Windows: %APPDATA%\FileZilla and %LOCALAPPDATA%\FileZilla

All others: ~/.config/filezilla
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Re: Directory size

#12 Post by md130353 » 2019-06-01 08:08

Thanks. Still got the problem. It's gotta be the server. I'll have to find another host.

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Re: Directory size

#13 Post by boco » 2019-06-01 16:19

Preferably a competent one. Unfortunately, you usually do not know that in advance.

I can see that the server chokes on the special "this directory" directory entry. Yes, directories do include an entry pointing to itself (and usually one to its parent, if any). As to why it fails, I dunno.
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Re: Directory size

#14 Post by md130353 » 2019-06-07 11:00

It seems that no one knows what the fault was. I didn't think it could be a Filezilla problem. Just Host kept saying it wasn't them so I changed to another host and the problem's gone away. It seems Just Host just didn't care.

Thanks for the help people.

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