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Efficient deletion of large non-emtpy directories #7521

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cyberduck opened this issue Oct 29, 2013 · 2 comments
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Efficient deletion of large non-emtpy directories #7521

cyberduck opened this issue Oct 29, 2013 · 2 comments
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cyberduck commented Oct 29, 2013

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If you select a non-empty directory and delete it, it will take a huge amount of time because Cyberduck will list it recursively to delete file contents in each subdirectory first. This is very inefficient for large directories and can take hours to delete!
There is a trick on FTP servers to delete non-empty directories that should be used.
Here is a link:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10749517/ftp-delete-non-empty-directory

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cyberduck commented Oct 29, 2013

@dkocher commented

Unfortunately the FTP protocol does not support recursive delete.

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cyberduck commented Oct 29, 2013

4749aa0 commented

Did you follow the link above? it says you can use rm -r for recursive deletion on ftp servers!

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