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preventing index of root dir/foo/bar

preventing index of root_dir/foo/bar



7:36 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Welcome friends,

i got stuck in a problem, thought your help would fix it out

i want to prevent displaying the directory content which does not contain any "index.html", index.php index.wml etc... so what i want to do do is prevent displaying these content like "index of root_dir/foo/bar"

so hows thins possible?

Your help is greatly appreciated,



7:40 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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oh i forgot, i use linux, apace(SpeedLite), php as configuration


8:21 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If I remember rightly, put this in your .htaccess file:

Options -Indexes

Don't forget to also set:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

or whatever you do need.


8:28 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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ok i will try it now...

Thanks, but can u explain what
"Options -Indexes" does?

and "DirectoryIndex index.html index.php" is not for displaying index.php and index.html file as default....

but if i dont have default index.php then how to prevent them?

Thanks for your help

- Rajenrda Pondel


8:36 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thank you very much g1smd, "Options -Indexes" does what i want, thank you.

- Rajendra Pondel

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