I am trying to list all the files in a very large directory on a client website and get the message "output truncated to 8000 matches." How do I list the files beyond the 8000 limit?

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2013-05-12 11:47 am EST

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I am using FileZilla, but it should not be the reason for the limit.

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2013-05-13 12:07 pm EST
Hello Drew,

If you are on a shared account with us, then this limit is not available to be adjusted. However, if you are on a VPS or Dedicated server and have root access, you can change the limit by editing the /etc/pure-ftpd.conf file. The line you want to edit is below:

LimitRecursion 8000 8

The first number is the file number limit, simply change that to a higher number.

Once the edit is made and the file is saved, you will need to do a service restart for apache to allow the change to take place.
Best Regards,
Scott M

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My client is new to INMotion and is on the Business Hosting Power plan, which I guess does not allow for increasing the 8000 limit? If so, my only option is to delete the entire directory and then upload all the changed files. This is unfortunate as it increases the bandwidth usage dramatically.
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2013-05-13 12:24 pm EST
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