A very curious thing has recently happened to me. I uploaded several files, then attempted to delete them, only to find that they coudn't be; the cause: the files you selected don't exist. This was extremely odd to me; so, I tried my hand at getting rid of them via PHP isntead of my file manager. Unlink() didn't work, nor did uploading a file with the exact same name; it simply showed up along with the buggy one, with the exact same name. So, I tried to move them into a directory and delete the directory with rmdir() to no avail.
Now I ask, is there a workaround, any way for me to rid my file manager of these buggy files?
this is weird have you tryed veiwing one to see if there is any information or data in it ?
Indeed. The file manager shows each as having a filesize, but upon editing, it reports that it could not retrieve the data...
Okay, well, I've found the problem, but I have a bad feeling it doesn't have a solution...
I had several filenames stored in a file. Then, I ran a PHP script that saved the corresponding files with the names stored in said file. Unfortunately, I used PHP's file() function to pull the names, and forgot to use the FILE_IGNORE_NEW_LINES flag. This, I take it, is a serious problem.
It means that there are files in my manager with carriage returns at the end of their names that is causing them to be indestructible. Solutions?
if your file manager is on a server can you ask the server administrator to take out the seleted files ? or if that cant be done back up the files you want to keep and have it all cleared then upload your files again
Gah! No other way around, then? Okay, thanks.
Just had to call unlink() on the filename with a "\r" appended...
08-12-2007, 06:35 PM
Assuming you're on linux you could use a wildcard for the filename when deleting the files from the command line. ie.rm file*
This is for future reference, I know you solved your problem.