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If I use in the htaccess file the following code to prevent viewing the htaccess file
deny from all
will this also have effect on search engine spiders e.g. "reading redirect commands"?
Thanks in advance
Your code *will* prevent anyone using HTTP to examine your .htaccess file, including search engines. But search engines don't need to download that file or examine it, because it is used only by your server itself.