[thelist] Apache htaccess

deke web at master.gen.in.us
Sun May 27 10:45:38 CDT 2001

On 26 May 2001, at 20:38, Keith Davis posted a message which said:

> But, I was uploading the .htaccess to a server I'd never been on before.
> And it wasn't getting to the server. I uploaded that damned thing 3
> times before it dawned on me that that server treats a period begining
> file name as a hidden file, refusing to show it to FTP as well as http.
> I don't know if that's an Apache thing or the FTP server. 

There's a line in the httpd.conf that says what files should be ignored
when building a directory index. I *think* this is the default:
  IndexIgnore .??* *~ *# HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t

Whether an FTP client shows system files or not is entirely up
to the FTP program. I don't know about Cute, but WS_FTP has
it as a configurable option, and my options are set to show 
system files. It's such an easy thing to do, that I suspect few
FTP programs are NOT configurable to show system files.

Sorta like ls.  If you just do an ls, you don't get system files,
and if you do an ls -a, you do.


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