If hidden files (files that start with a dot like .htaccess, .bash_history, .profile or .ssh) are not displayed in your FTP client, then they are most likely disabled in the FTP server. To enable hidden files in pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, execute this command:

echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles

and then restart pureftpd.

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3 thoughts on “How to display hidden files with pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu Linux

  • November 30, 2009 at 4:11 am

    I type “sudo echo “yes” > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles”, but .htaccess still do not show up in my FireFTP. Why?

    It doesn’t list files too despite having “Options +Indexes” in .htaccess

    • November 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

      Have you restarted pure-ftpd?

      Please post the output of:

      cat /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles


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