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PostPosted: 2008-01-17 18:25 
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Hi,

I'm having trouble with Filezilla when tried to copy or move files at ftp server. How to move/copy files in Server site by using Filezilla ?

I have permission problem if I download and reupload again.
After the files uploaded the permission was changed, so I have to enter directory per directory to grant the permission, can Filezilla do some CHMOD Include with all files and sub directory inside ?

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PostPosted: 2008-01-17 18:35 
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You move files by dragging them around. Copying is not possible with the FTP protocol though.


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PostPosted: 2008-01-17 19:01 
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How about the permission ? is it allright ? im afraid it the permission will be mess..

How to chmod recursive ?


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PostPosted: 2008-01-17 19:38 
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Click the "recurse into subdirectories" checkbox on the chmod dialog.


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PostPosted: 2008-01-22 14:18 
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botg wrote:
You move files by dragging them around. Copying is not possible with the FTP protocol though.


That is odd, every other ftp client I have used on the Win32 platform has allowed copying files from one directory to another on the remote server.

What burned me the other day was the fact that when I tried copying files by highlighting them and dragging them the there was a "+" symbol displayed in the little box while I was dragging them. On the Win32 platform this indicates that the files are being copied and an empty box indicates they are being moved.

If the indicator box had been empty, I would have know that they were being moved.

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PostPosted: 2012-02-13 08:46 
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4 years later this is still vald:

1) The + symbol is confusing as hell
2) file copying is a normal feature of other FTP clients

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PostPosted: 2012-02-13 09:47 
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1) From what I know, it's an oddity with the graphical component used by FileZilla under Windows. The Windows default action for dragging is usually copying, and that conflicts with the only action possible on FTP servers: move (not even that, it's actually a cross-directory renaming operation through RNFR and RNTO).

2) The hard fact is: The FTP protocol provides no features at all to duplicate remote files. Nothing, nada. FTP clients can emulate a remote file copy through a transparent two-step process:
1. Download the file to a local temporary location.
2. Re-upload that file into the target directory on the server.

The same you can do with FileZilla already, just manually. And imagine the file you want to ''copy'' is 2GiB, it will cost you much time and twice the bandwidth (4GiB). The latter may even be bound to monetary loss (no flatrate?). In FileZilla you are aware of that cost, in the other clients you aren't.

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PostPosted: 2012-02-17 14:09 
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botg wrote:
You move files by dragging them around. Copying is not possible with the FTP protocol though.

can you move whole directories and there content or only files I have tried to drag a directory into another directory, it shows sucessfull but nothing happened?


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PostPosted: 2012-02-17 14:48 
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can you move whole directories and there content
Yes, provided you have enough permissions (RNFR/RNTO require DELETE permission in case you are using FileZilla Server).

If the directory doesn't move, what does the log say?

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Last edited by botg on 2012-02-17 21:01, edited 1 time in total.
Small clarification.


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PostPosted: 2012-02-18 10:01 
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boco wrote:
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can you move whole directories and there content
Yes, provided you have enough permissions (RNFR/RNTO require DELETE permission in case you are using FileZilla Server).

If the directory doesn't move, what does the log say?


Thank you, I've got it to work


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