[thelist] Turning on .htaccess in Apache Mac OS X

Peter-Paul Koch pp.koch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 07:58:06 CST 2005

> > How do I turn on .htaccess in my Apache on Mac OS X? I seem to have to
> > put an AllowOverride All somewhere, but the Apache documentation is
> > totally silent on the actual file I have to put this in. Besides, OS X
> > is very adept at hiding all important Apache files.
> >
> > Could someone please tell me what to add to which file, and please
> > specify a complete path name? Thanks.
> You normally just create a file called .htaccess and define the
> settings in that one. Seems that OSX hides all files starting with a .
> (hence all the .DS_store files on PC shares). Try using the shell
> instead of finder.
> http://forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?pid=81372
> http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess.shtml

The .htaccess file is there and contains the right commands. It's just
not being executed. I want to set the MIME type of all html files to
text/xml, doesn't work. I tried to get SSI to work, it didn't work.
Somehow the instructions in .htaccess are ignored.

ppk, freelance web developer

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