Deleting Cache File From Server!!!

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Deleting Cache File From Server!!!

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I have a problem deleting the cache file on my remotely hosted server. This is the file I am trying to delete:

/httpdocs/webupload/phpBB2/cache

It comes up with an Error Message:

550 /httpdocs/webupload/phpBB2/cache: Directory not empty
ERROR:> Requested action not taken (e.g., file or directory not found, no access).


Now Ive tried everything I can to the best of my knowledge, but It wont delete, and I get an error mesage like that everytime. If someone could Help me out, it would be appreciated. Thanks

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Post by ionsurge »

Tried deleting whatever is inside it first?

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I already did that. It doesnt work. Still.

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Post by Callisto »

I would suggest contacting your web host to ask them to delete the file/directory for you.

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Ok I will try that!!! But Does anyone have a different way? I really dont want to wait a couple of days, I have the patience but If there might be a better way I can try, I will do that. Thanks

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Post by ionsurge »

Not really, there must be something in that directory which is preventing you from removing it.

Your host will have to do it for you.

Something you can do, try checking your FTP Manager settings - usually there is a check box to allow the deletion of non-empty folders.

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Post by Callisto »

If the directory is not owned by your user or has special access permissions you won't be able to delete it.

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Post by Hosting-Now »

There is a hidden .htaccess file within the cache directory, therefore linux knows that a tile excists.

If you remove the .htaccess file you will be able to delete the folder.

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NICE!!!!!!!! I will give that a try!

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Umm OK. That was harder than I thought it would be. How would I go about doing that. Sorry for being such a noob.

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You probably won't be able to see the file via your FTP client as it won't display hidden files. You could try a different client, I'm not sure if ws_ftp shows .htaccess files - search on Google and download it and see.

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IM using cute FTP. And FTP voyager. Neither of the two show the file. From what i see.

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Post by Hosting-Now »

I haven't come across any FTP clients that can see .htaccess files.

If you have telnet/ssh access you can remove it otherwise simply contact the host requesting them to remove the file. They will be able to do so using SSH on the server

Any probs, let me know

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Ok I will end up doing that. Ohh I did a seach on my computer for that .htaccess file and it came up in the phpBB folder. So I had to have uploaded it on to my server. Thanks for your help guys! I will start fiddling around with it for a bit then call my server. Thanks Again!

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Post by Hosting-Now »

Unfortunately you will have no other option that contacting the host unless you do have telnet/ssh access.

The .htaccess file is used to control many aspects of the server, such as allowing various scripts etc to work and turning different server elements on such as register_globals.

Good luck with your host, they will be able to do it within seconds however.

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