__/ [Dan Espen] on Saturday 14 January 2006 20:47 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> __/ [Dances With Crows] on Saturday 14 January 2006 18:28 \__
>>> On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 18:01:11 +0000, Roy Schestowitz staggered into the
>>> Black Sun and said:
>>>> For over a year I have been trying to remove a void directory, which I
>>>> once created in cPanel's file manager. When trying to remove it from
>>>> cPanel's interface [I get]: "Internal Error, can't find that folder".
>>> Yeah, badly-designed interfaces don't deal well with filenames that have
>>> "weird characters" in them.
>> Yes, exactly. I initially thought about submitting a bug report to cPanel,
>> but they are money-making. Ought to resolve their own issues, I reckon...
>>>> $ ls
>>>> $ rmdir Perturbation_Specification
>>>> rmdir: `Perturbation_Specification': No such file or directory
>>>> $ rmdir \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ Perturbation_Specification
>>>> rmdir: ` Perturbation_Specification': No such file or directory
>>> The output you posted above makes me think that the directory was
>>> created with a strange character in it. Use "ls -b" on this directory
>>> to see what that strange character really is. Or use the shell's
>>> wildcards, as in "rmdir *Perturbation_Specification" .
>> $ ls -b
>> \tPerturbation_Specification/ Perturbation/
>> Error_Propagation/ Perturbation_Method/
>> Euclidean/ Presentation_and_Talk/
>> ISBI_2006_Plan/ Sensitivity_Errors/
>> ISBI_Structure/ Shuffle_Distance/
>> January_2005_Tools/ Thesis_Structure/
>> NRR_Evaluation_Assessment_Errors/ index.htm
>> $ rmdir \tPerturbation_Specification
>> rmdir: `tPerturbation_Specification': No such file or directory
>> $ rmdir *Perturbation_Specification
>> rmdir: `\tPerturbation_Specification': Permission denied
> \t is a tab.
> The second one tried to delete it.
> You don't appear to have permission to the delete the directory.
> Use ls -l to show the owner and permissions.
$ ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 schestow schestow 4.0K Jun 2 2005
drwxr-xr-x 3 schestow schestow 4.0K Oct 20 04:36 Error_Propagation/
drwxr-xr-x 3 schestow schestow 4.0K Jun 21 2005 Euclidean/
It is owned by me, so I then began to wonder if it's one of these 'Safe Mode'
packages that prevent certain operations from being invoked by PHP.
Typically, directories cannot be created, among other operations.
I have just tried creating dummy directories and deleting them from PHPShell
without success. The path is 755 at all levels, so I suspect I might need to
777 everything, at least temporarily.