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List of directory/file names excluded from the transfer mechanism

The Data Center configuration systematically excludes certain directories/files from the transfer mechanism requested by the webmaster by placing a .request.update file at the root of the site.

 

Excluded are files whose name includes:

  • .*
  • ~$.*
  • finder.dat
  • ws_ftp.log
  • *.$$$
  • *.backup
  • *.bak
  • *.bck
  • *.bk!
  • *.old
  • *.tmp
  • lost+found

directories whose name includes:

  • _vti_
  • _derived
  • _private
  • resource.frk
  • lost+found

files whose size = 0

empty directories

 
 

Concerning characters

File/directory names should contain the following characters only:

  • a-z
  • 0-9
  • . - _

We recommend against using the following characters:

  • A-Z

The following characters may not be used:

  • é è ç à ù µ ' ' ^ ¨ (and other accented characters)
  • , ; : £ € §

The following characters have particular meanings for many system commands and may cause certain utilities (including Staging Manager) to malfunction:

  • & " ' ! $ = | @ # ~ * % ? / + \
  • ( ) < > { } [ ]

File names should be 20 characters or less in length.