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How can I get FileZille to ignore folders or files? I don't want to upload my version-control info to my web-server!

(question implied in a comment to another answer).

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Surely the best way in this case would be to do a svn/cvs export of your source before uploading it? That way you are sure not to upload some random svn/cvs file – Nifle Jul 27 '09 at 16:12
Perhaps. But there are use cases beyond the two examples above. – Michael Paulukonis Jul 27 '09 at 19:41
If you need to upload code regularly to keep backups on a client site (and they don't want to pay for something like beanstalkapp) then this filter is very important – Click Upvote Oct 19 '12 at 19:49
up vote 62 down vote accepted

In FileZilla 3+ , click on the "filter directory listings"* button on the task-bar for a listing of existing filters to apply, edit, or add your a custom filter.

* it's the right-most button (with three arrows) in the middle-row in filter button, among others (image from )

Detailed info on FileZilla filters

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thanks a lot, this was great info – Gent Mar 19 '13 at 17:45

Click on View -> Filename filters (Filezilla 3.3)

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On Filezilla (3.7), toggle:

Server -> Force showing hidden files

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For Filezilla 3.14 this option is under: View -> Filename filters...

Here is the dialog (with GIT, bower_components and node_modules custom rules):

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As you can see SVN exclusion is now available by default. GIT and others has to be added manually with Edit filter rules... button.

Here is how rules editor looks (with GIT rule as an example):

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Filezilla Filters:

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For example you want to exclude Files and Folders that begin with "." i.e.



Then in Filezilla:

  • select "View > Filename filters...".
  • "Edit filter rules..."

  • Filename Filters

  • Filter only
  • .files
  • .folders

  • begins with : matches if the file/directory name begins with the specified literal string.

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