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dot files not showing in x3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kernow, May 21, 2007.

  1. kernow

    kernow Well-Known Member

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    It seems that in cpanel 11 .htaccess files do not show up in the file manager using the x3 theme, any fix for this?
     
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    this is probably a deliberate mistake as files with a dot at the beginning are hidden from users as they tend to hold config elements that you dont want users editing without prior knowledge of their actions.

    can you not FTP the htaccess files up? or edit them via the shell?
     
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    The problem is just with the x3 theme, as they visable and editable in the other themes.
     
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    cPanel introduced the new file manager with x3, the other themes will be using the legacy file manager
     
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    So your saying this was deliberate in the x3 theme ? I don't see the point, clients are logging in through SSL but still can't see their .htaccess files? .......... screwy .
     
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    Clients shouldn't rely on FileManager to accomplish things like this. Get them accustomed to the command line or using FTP. There are limitations to FileManger, and rightly so as there are other, more proper ways to accomplish these tasks.
     
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    LOL, in an ideal world we would all be using Linux.........
    But anyway, I'm sure this is a theme problem with X3, not a deliberate intention by the makers of cpanel.
     
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    I don't think this has anything to do with the X3 theme, but rather the new FileManager version that's incorporated. Try submitting a request for the FileManger instead of the X3 theme (since I don't think the theme has anything to do with the problem at all).
     
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    So how come .htacess files show up in every other theme apart from X3??
     
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    Because the X3 theme is using a different FileManager than previous themes. The new FileManager is part of the cPanel 11 release and it's not specific to X3, it's just that X3 is the only theme setup to use the new FileManager version.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info and your time :)
    Can you give me a link which confirms that dot.files are no longer viewable / editable to clients via cpanel in x3 cpanel 11 ?
     
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    I'm not sure if that's on purpose or if it's something that's not working correctly. I would recommend opening a support ticket.
     
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    That would not make much sense to block a normal user's .htaccess files from any file manager. Every webmaster needs access to this file for everyday things like:

    # Error Documents
    # Password protection
    # Enabling SSI via htaccess
    # Blocking users by IP
    # Blocking users/ sites by referrer
    # Blocking bad bots and site rippers (aka offline browsers)
    # Change your default directory page
    # Redirects
    # Prevent viewing of htaccess
    # Adding MIME types
    # Preventing hot linking of your images and other file types
    # Preventing directory listing

    This can NOT be on purpose.
     
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    Again, I'm not sure if this is a bug, or an intentional behavior. You'll need to contact cPanel support to resolve that.
     
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