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htaccess file is hidden in client ftp's

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sinanata, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. sinanata

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    My clients are unable to touch htaccess file it is hidden I can see it as root but they cannot see theirs from the ftp. Please can someone tell me how can I make it visible?
     
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    Look for filter settings in FTP client. For example in CuteFTP, you'd use this -a

    (in CuteFTP)Right click site in site manager choose properties. Click Action tab, at bottom click Filter. At bottom of window you'll see Enable server side filtering. Add -a to see hidden files.
     
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    thanks bro solved.
     
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    I thought it worth adding that any file whose name starts with a dot is considered hidden.

    If a client changes the settings in their FTP client such that hidden files can be seen, they may encounter any number of additional hidden files/directories - I find its good practice to advise clients that files whose names start with a dot are/were hidden for a reason and suggest it's best not to delete/modify them unless the client is sure they know what the files/directories are for.
     
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