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SOLVED Listing and deleting files from surfer CLI

  • Is it possible to list remote files and delete them with the surfer CLI?

    When doing quick updates/testing, I now need to either go through the web terminal or the web interface.

    It would be nice to be able to do everything from the same interface. (Maybe it's implemented but not documented?)

  • Staff

    $ surfer
    Usage: surfer [options] [command]
      -V, --version                output the version number
      -s, --server <url>           Server URL (optional)
      -t, --token <access token>   Server Access Token (optional)
      -h, --help                   display help for command
      login [options] <url>        Login to server
      logout                       Logout from server
      put [options] <file|dir...>  Puts a list of files or dirs to the destination. The last argument is destination dir
      get [file|dir]               Get a file or directory listing
      del [options] <file>         Delete a file or directory
      help [command]               display help for command

    Is surfer get and surfer del what you want?

  • I didn't think of typing just the app name, I was just looking at the documentation. 😅

    I suggest to add this info to the cloudron surfer app doc, it might help inattentive people like me.^^

  • @girish I just tried deleting the whole files with surfer del /, surfer del * and surfer del /*, whoc doesn't work.

    Is there a way to delete everything at once?

  • Staff

    Indeed attempting to remove the root folder contents does not work and also does not report an error. I am anyways improving the cli just now so I will fix this for the next version. Please note that using * here is a bit tricky as the shell might expand that for the local files!

  • Staff

    surfer del -r dir works. I guess we need to make surfer del -r / work.

  • @girish I didn't try with -r parameter, so it probably works, it's just that it's not in the documentation. Is Surfer CLI based on a known CL implementation I can read on?

  • Staff

    Removing the root ala / does not work. I have to fix the code. The code is at

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