Hello Community,
I was wondering if there is a way to delete a folder and everything in the folder in ftp.

You should get the file list inside the directory to delete, loop ftp_delete() for each and ftp_rmdir() for each subdirectory, but they need to be empty as the main directory to delete. So it's a bit tricky, the functions you need to use are:



You can also use functions like opendir(), unlink() and rmdir():


but in the case of rmdir and ftp_rmdir the directory needs to be always empty and you need permissions, so in some occasions you'll need to use chmod() or ftp_chmod() since the ftp user is different from the server user, usually www-data.

In Addition
If you have to do a lot of this activity it could be better to place a script in the remote server, use cron to make it wait instructions and from local send a simple file or $_POST with the name of the directory to delete, you can use ftp_* or even curl. Just make sure that these ftp accounts are jailed otherwise it becomes dangerous.

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