FTP from Mac to USB drive on AC86U doesn't show file?

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I don't know if this is specific to Merlin FW but I have 384.18 installed. I formatted the USB drive to ext4 using amtm. The empty directory lost+found seems to come for free. Following the example in [FAQ] NVRAM and Factory Default Reset I wrote the contents of nvram to a USB drive as settings.txt. I can see the file and cat its contents in ssh. But when I FTP:// on my Mac, Firefox shows only the lost+found directory on the volume. Any help appreciated!
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It's a quirk of the way the ftp server works. You can only see directories not files in the root of the device. Move your file into a sub-directory and you will be able to see it.

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