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Trouble uploading .htaccess files?

edited June 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I'm trying to put Vanilla on a clients website, but for some reason when I try to upload the .htaccess files, it says that the transfer failed. EVERY other file goes up just fine.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I'd speculate that it's likely a problem with your ftp/ssh client, what are you using to upload the files? It's probably choking on one of the following conditions:

    1. There's a dot file (.htaccess) already there which your ftp/ssh client is hiding and preventing you from overwriting on the server.
    2. File permissions on the .htaccess file don't belong to you or your usergroup so you can't overwrite it.

    If a .htaccess file is already present on the server, you may want to download a copy of it first to another location. Based on your ftp/ssh client there should be an option to reveal dot files (aka hidden *nix files) locally and on the server. This way you can make sure you see everything in the directories available.

    The only other thing that comes to mind is that you're probably dealing with a fickle windows server which doesn't like receiving or creating dot files. While normally this shouldn't be a problem in most cases most windows boxes choke when all they see is an extension without a proper filename. If that's the case, contact the host and let them know of the problem and if there's any other filenames they've reserved for the purpose of htaccess.
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    ...or you could copy the contents of the file, remote-edit the existing .htaccess file, paste then save.
    If a .htaccess file does not exist, create one.
    In any case I usually leave the dot off the local filename, copy it to the server, then rename the remote file adding the dot. (Cos on Mac OS X, being essentially UNIX, the .htaccess file disappears!)

    Posted: Saturday, 16 June 2007 at 1:41PM

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