Sunday, July 11, 2010

How do I show .htaccess / .htpasswd files in Core FTP

The .htaccess file and .htpasswd files are present on Lynux/UNIX webservers, and server a variety of purposes, the most common of which is for MOD_Rewrite for SEO friendly URLs.

However, most FTP programs do not show these files by default, making it difficult to amend them!

If you use the Core FTP, the following instructions will show you how to change the Core FTP settings to display .htaccess files in your server directory listing.

1. Establish a connection to the relevant server.
2. Right-click anywhere in the remote server window
3. Select Directory Commands -> List Mode and then put the tick next to ‘Advanced’.
4. Refresh the directory, and if present, your .htaccess file will now be displayed

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