File Manager

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The File Manager admin control panel allows you to easily manage files inside the forum's directories. Using this tool you can change file permissions, upload files, delete files as well as download files using your web browser.

The file manager displays the file and directory listing akin to the one shown by the *NIX ls -lia command, with a slight addition of showing the permission's integer value. File List Example:

Mode			Owner	Group	Size	Date	Time		Name		Action
-rwxrwxrwx- (777)	forum	forum	0 KB	Mar 13	18:28:03	blank.gif   	chmod  | download | delete


Making Directories

The file manager allows you to create directories. Simply enter the directory in the 'Directory Name' textbox and click on the 'Create Directory' link. This will create a directory with the name you've specified inside the current directory.

Uploading Files

You can also use the File Manager to upload files from your computer to the server the forum is on.

In the Upload File control, use the 'browse' button to select the file from your hard drive. If you want to give it a name other than the original name, enter the new name inside the 'New File Name' textbox. Now, click on the 'Upload File' button to upload the file into the directory you are currently in.

Deleting Files and Directories

The file manager can also be used to remove forum files and directories. This can be accomplished by clicking on the delete link beside each file or directory.

Info Symbol NOTE: Directories MUST be empty before they can be deleted.

For safety there is an intermediate stage in the deletion process that will ask you to confirm the fact that you want to delete a file or directory. This is done to prevent accidental file deletion.

Downloading Files

Beside each file there is download link, if clicked it would allow you to download the file to your hard drive.

Changing File Permissions

The primary feature of the file manager is the ability to change permissions on the forum's files and directories. This can be accomplished by clicking on the 'chmod' link, which will pop-up a window where the file's and/or directory's permission can be changed. This link is not available on Windows systems as the chmod() function doesn't work on Windows.

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