Other Actions On Files

In addition to uploading and downloading files between your Macintosh and a remote web server, Goliath gives you the ability to do other tasks on a web site that you would also do to files in the Finder.

Deleting Files and Folders

To remove one or more selected files from the web server, either select the Delete Item's menu item from the Web Menu or Drag & Drop the selected files into the Trash Can. Beware - Dragging the files to the trash can will make a copy of the files in the Trash before deleting them from the server while selecting the menu item will just delete the files and not put them in the Trash. This distinction can come in helpful in the cases where the files to be deleted are very large and there is no mistake in wanting to delete them.

Renaming Files and Folders

Renaming a file in Goliath is very similar to the rename mechanism in the Finder. First select the file or folder to be renamed. An edit field will appear over the file, with the current name set and selected in the control. To change the name, simply type in the new name and then press Enter or click the mouse button anywhere in the active Goliath window.

Execute Privileges

Version 1.0 of the Apache/mod_dav WebDAV server has some extended functionality that allows CGI writers to upload new scripts to a web server and then mark them as executable. This feature is unique to mod_dav servers and is only significant on Unix. Goliath supports this functionality via the Set as Executable and Set as Not Executable menu items in the Item menu. Each of these menu items will act on all of the files that are currently selected (Folders are excluded from this operation). These menu items will only be enabled if the current connection is to an Apache server that supports this functionality and if at least one file is selected.

Files that have been set as executable by Goliath will have a miniature Application Icon superimposed on the upper right corner of the file. This picture depicts a series of files that have been set as executable:

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