I’ve been trying to work this one out for ages, but I’ve finally figured it out. I always like to be able to edit my .htaccess files, but seeing as they are hidden files, Transmit FTP would never show them. I always ended up going back to my PC and using CuteFTP Pro.
Turns out there is a simple option to show hidden files such as .htaccess in Transmit FTP. Simply select View -> Show Invisible Files.
So simple! I can’t believe I have missed this option all this time.
36 thoughts to “Showing .htaccess files in Transmit FTP”
I have a problem where Transmit doesn’t show hidden files in “their stuff”, only “my stuff”.
Also, when I try to copy an .htaccess file to a site, Transmit gives me this error:
Could not upload “.htaccess”.
.htaccess: Forbidden filename
Error -160: could not start data transfer
Any ideas? 🙂
It sounds like your web host blocks the use of .htaccess files, unless of course the server is Windows, running IIS, in which case you can’t use .htaccess files.
Thanks! My coworkers Transmit were all showing the .htaccess file except mine. Now i don’t feel so left out anymore 🙂
You just ended 2 hours of my misery trying to get custom permalinks working on NFS. THANK YOU!
Nice ! :).. Thanks buddy..
i also missed this feature.
Jonno, name the file htaccess.txt, upload it, then rename it to .htaccess using your FTP client.
Thanks Alex. I had the exact same problem.
A great tip.
Haha! I was looking for the same thing for months! Thanks for the hind!!
i feel stupid now. I have been looking for this for days
ha! I just wrote about this, I hope Panic makes an adjustment so it’s easier for new Transmit users to find.
Thanks a lot for the tip.. I could not see .htaccess file on Transmit. So I had to use Fetch. But now I know .htaccess is also visible in Transmit 🙂
Thanks for the tip, appreciate it.
Thank you very much for this tip. I was wondering to go back with captain ftp … 🙂
Thank you, this really helped. Also, JJ’s comment for creating an htaccess file helped a lot.
Thanks It was a great help and avoided lot of hassel
A great help. Many thanks!
Ah Thanks a lot! Just what I was looking for 🙂
Great one! Missed it as well. Just moved to a Mac and must say I am loving it. Not to find out how to show hidden files in finder 🙂
Thanks, I just “telneted” to a client’s server to do it the proper old school way. Glad I found this before spending all morning typing commands :o)
Great post. Just what I was looking for. I regularly transfer entires sites with transmit before I have them in version control. So missing those hidden files can be really pesky.
Thanks for this post, saved me a lot of headache. Funny how so many people are having to find the answer to this question on a blog post from 4 years ago.
Thanks man, it was so simple. Why missed it? Porke? =]
I love Transmit…it thinks like a Mac. Now I love it even more! Thank you for the tip, this is way much easier than going through Finder and much cheaper than a special piece of software.
Thx. You missed it â€” or should i say, we missed it â€” because it’s a UI mistake not to have present in the prgramme preferences where this sort of micro-file-handeling-details are expected.
IMHO it’s an oversight
Exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks for this post! 🙂 Now I can view that hidden htaccess file! Haha!
I had the same error message trying to upload a file to a Windows server using Transmit. All but one would upload. This one kept giving the error Error -160: could not start data transfer
The Starting Point – What You Should Do Now 3.mov
The only thing different with this file name was the inclusion of the – in the name
I renamed the file to
The Starting Point What You Should Do Now 3.mov
and it uploaded without a problem
Thx, so simple, but i found your solution over google. That prooves it doesn’t matter how simple a thing could be solved… just post it on the internet and someone would appreciate it =)
So thank you very much!
Big thank ya! I really couldn’ t figure it out too. I’ d always use Filezilla then..
Now I can sty in Transmit! 😀
I just wanted to thank you. You’ve saved me a headache! I thought it was going to be a bit more complicated than that. Now to get my redirects sortedâ€¦
Thanks a bunch, Alex.. Very useful tricks…
Euhm… :-S Not so nice in my opinion…
Ok, it shows the file, but the finder window gets bloated with all sorts of hidden files and folders that i can’t distinguish the trees from the forrest anymore!
Hope there will come a solution that will solve this (e.g. only show hidden files filter or something).
Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I was looking all over in preferences and couldn’t find it. Figures it would be under the view menu.