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can't delete directory on server

#1 Post by akellegher » 2011-12-14 16:51

Hi,

I was running an Akeeba Kickstart on a new domain in order to copy an existing website onto this new domain. I created a directory called 'kickstart' and gave it full 777 permissons. Instead of transferring the .jpa backup file via ftp using the kickstart.php file, I directly transferred the files to this 'kickstart' directory. Now, I want to delete this 'kickstart' directory and start again but filezilla won't let me delete the files.

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Command:	CWD kickstart
Response:	250 CWD command successful
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/httpdocs/kickstart" is the current directory
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (84,51,229,147,185,37).
Command:	MLSD
Response:	150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for MLSD
Response:	226 Transfer complete
Status:	Directory listing successful
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	CWD plugins
Response:	250 CWD command successful
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/httpdocs/kickstart/plugins" is the current directory
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (84,51,229,147,212,171).
Command:	MLSD
Response:	150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for MLSD
Response:	226 Transfer complete
Status:	Directory listing successful
Command:	DELE index.html
Response:	550 index.html: Permission denied
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	CWD user
Response:	250 CWD command successful
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/httpdocs/kickstart/plugins/user" is the current directory
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (84,51,229,147,185,112).
Command:	MLSD
Response:	150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for MLSD
Response:	226 Transfer complete
Status:	Directory listing successful
Command:	DELE example.xml
Response:	550 example.xml: Permission denied
Command:	DELE joomla.xml
Response:	550 joomla.xml: Permission denied
Command:	DELE index.html
Response:	550 index.html: Permission denied
Command:	DELE community_acl.php
Response:	550 community_acl.php: Permission denied
Command:	DELE community_acl.xml
Response:	550 community_acl.xml: Permission denied
Command:	DELE example.php
Response:	550 example.php: Permission denied
Command:	DELE joomla.php
Response:	550 joomla.php: Permission denied
Command:	CWD /httpdocs/kickstart/plugins
Response:	250 CWD command successful
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/httpdocs/kickstart/plugins" is the current directory
Command:	RMD user
Response:	550 user: Permission denied
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	CWD xmlrpc
Response:	250 CWD command successful
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/httpdocs/kickstart/plugins/xmlrpc" is the current directory
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (84,51,229,147,153,35).
Command:	MLSD
Response:	150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for MLSD
Response:	226 Transfer complete
Status:	Directory listing successful
Command:	DELE joomla.xml
Response:	550 joomla.xml: Permission denied
Command:	DELE index.html
Response:	550 index.html: Permission denied
Command:	DELE blogger.xml
Response:	550 blogger.xml: Permission denied
Command:	DELE blogger.php
Response:	550 blogger.php: Permission denied
Command:	DELE joomla.php
Response:	550 joomla.php: Permission denied
I've also tried giving all subdirectories and files 777 permissions but i got this error

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Command:	SITE CHMOD 777 example.xml
Response:	550 CHMOD 777 example.xml: Operation not permitted
Status:	Set permissions of '/httpdocs/kickstart/plugins/user/joomla.xml' to '777'
Command:	SITE CHMOD 777 joomla.xml
Error:	Interrupted by user
Response:	550 CHMOD 777 joomla.xml: Operation not permitted
Anyone know how I can delete this directory? Your help will be much appreciated!

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Re: can't delete directory on server

#2 Post by botg » 2011-12-14 21:11

You neither have permission to delete the directory nor permissions to change the permissions. Please contact your server administrator for assistance.

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