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how do i delete same plugin in multiple locations via ftp/filezilla?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Bostoncab, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So I have a share hosting account with 60 sites all running wordpress.

    There is a plugin I want to delete from all 60 wordpress sites.

    The plugin is in the same path in all 60 sites.

    mysite.com/wp-content/plugins/carter
    Is there a way I can search the entire home directory with filezilla or another ftp and delete every folder with that name in every site or I have to do it the tedious 1by1 sucky way?


    Filezilla has a search option.

    Search directory /

    That would be the entire home directory right?

    Than you can select from dropdowns

    Path Ends With if I input /wp-content/plugins/carter

    It should only find me and allow me to delete those files right?

    I am running it now but it's searching like crazy and I think showing me all those files and everything they contain.
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Not a filezilla user, but if you've got shell access:

    rm -r /pathto/yourhomedir/*.com/wp-content/plugins/carter

    or you could just put in a support request to get support to do it for you if you don't have shell access.

    Or, install a command line ftp client like ncftp and put together a simple ftp batch script to do the job.