Topic "Deleting heavy folders: why don't use rm -rf ?!"

Author Message
[View user's profile]
Joined: 2008-10-01
Posts: 33
Location: Russia, Kurgan
Hi Martin!
I'm wondering, why i need while deleting heavy folders so much time when rm -rf command exists?
Just for progress bar? It's a not effective solution i guess...
Sors mea Jesus!
[View user's profile]
Site Admin
Joined: 2002-12-10
Posts: 26858
Location: Prague, Czechia
With SCP, WinSCP does rm -rf. SFTP protocol does not offer equivalent operation, so with SFTP, WinSCP has to delete files one by one. I do not know about FTP. Of course, with SFTP you can use custom command to do rm -rf.
Martin Prikryl

You can post new topics in this forum


What is WinSCP?

It is award-winning SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client integrated into one software program for file transfer to FTP server or secure SFTP server. [More]

And it's free!


About donations

$9   $19   $49   $99

About donations


WinSCP Privacy Policy

WinSCP License