[thelist] .htaccess files on evolt member areas (fwd)

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Tue May 8 14:11:44 CDT 2001

On Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at 02:58 PM, Daniel J. Cody wrote:

> I would like to use .htaccess files on my evolt member area.
> I assume filenames such as .foo are native to the unix environment, but
> evolt members don't have command line access to our accounts.  So i 
> create
> such files on windows 2000... which is fine using a text editor such as
> textpad.  But i run into problems when i upload my files to the server
> (wsftp)... they seem to transfer fine, but i can't see them in my 
> account
> after they've transferred.  I *know* (i think) the file's there, because
> when i write a shiet .htaccess file, i get a 500 internal server 
> error...
> any thoughts?

You may have to (depending on the ftp program you use) enable 
viewing "." files. Most times, there are little files in a *nix system 
that tell different applications information. They are configuration 
files, in a sense, for a user as opposed to a configuration file for the 
whole system (Unix being a multi-user system, it makes sense that one 
user says tomato, and the other says tomahto, dig?)

Look for the option to view files whose names start with a '.', or look 
through command line ftp.  It's there, but your application is being 
"helpful" by hiding some of those little files that aren't changed all 
that often.


bob davis
bobd at members.evolt.org

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