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#1: IndexIgnore and parent directory

Posted on 2005-03-21 05:24:16 by John Michael Norvell

I found this exchange back in December:

>> "Andreas Lippold" <Andreas.Lippold@lds.brandenburg.de> schreef in
>> bericht news:31lrd3F3ckbufU1@individual.net...
>> > In my Index-list there is no "parent directory" to klick on. Is there
>> > any option to switch on?
>> > May be in IndexOptions?
>> Comment the IndexIgnore directive in your httpd.conf
>With a fair chance to display .htaccess and more _hidden_ stuff to the
>world ...
>.. .rather only remove '..' from the space seperated list.

For me, commenting out the IndexIgnore line works to get the parent
directory link & icon to display, but I don't understand why, since the
line (in my mod_autoindex-defaults.conf file) reads:

IndexIgnore .?* *~ *# HEADER* RCS CVS *,v *,t

What in here is ignoring ".."?

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#2: Re: IndexIgnore and parent directory

Posted on 2005-03-21 08:49:07 by unknown

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#3: Re: IndexIgnore and parent directory

Posted on 2005-03-22 02:05:48 by John Michael Norvell

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:49:07 +0100, Davide Bianchi wrote:

> On 2005-03-21, John Michael Norvell
> <norvell@remove_this_nospam_part.fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> IndexIgnore .?* *~ *# HEADER* RCS CVS *,v *,t What in here is ignoring
>> ".."?
>
> The '?' means 'any char', so .? also match .. and anything starting with
> a .

D'oh! Got it. Thanks.

John

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