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Any problem to delete /cgi-bin/ and /.well-known/ directories?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ishware, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Ishware

    Ishware Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2003
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    The actual question is: If I'm not using cgi-bin, can I safely delete it? And what are the ramifications if I delete /home/[user]/public_html/.well-known?

    I ask because I'm working on a script that, among other things, "refreshes" a public_html, i.e. removes all the files and directories, and my knowledge of regex makes it hard for me to figure out how to adapt a recipe for this. So it'd be easier for me to delete these directories if it doesn't matter. :)

    For the record, in case anyone is good enough at regex and would like to help, the recipe I found to remove all files including hidden is as follows:

    rm -rf {,.[!.],..?}*

    Delete all files (including hidden ones) with just one rm (Example)
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  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    Yes, you can remove this directory if you are not using it.

    That directory is used for AutoSSL validation purposes. You can read more about it at:

    Urgent DCV Updates This Week | cPanel Blog

    Thank you.
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