What's the opposite of:  IndexIgnore *

Posted on 2005-05-14
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Operating system       Linux
Kernel version      2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Apache version      1.3.33 (Unix)

If to .htaccess I add

Options -Indexes

I can re-enable indexing for a subdirectory by adding to a new .htaccess

Options Indexes

But if the parent directory's .htaccess contains

IndexIgnore *

how can I re-enable directory listing for the subdirectory with it's respective .htaccess without altering the parent .htaccess?  AND without root access (to modify other config files)??
Question by:paradoxloss
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Expert Comment

ID: 14002604
just use i.e.

Options +Indexes
IndexIgnore .htaccess .htpasswd

in your subdirectory

Author Comment

ID: 14016216

That doesn't work for me:


     IndexIgnore *

     Options +Indexes
     IndexIgnore .htaccess .htpasswd

Cannot see list of files in  /IEstar/OplusE  (see screencap above)

Any other suggestions?

thanks for trying

Author Comment

ID: 14016222
Oh and /.htaccess contains

IndexOptions +FancyIndexing +FoldersFirst +SuppressLastModified +SuppressDescription +NameWidth=80

But that doesn't impact the first question.  That's only to explain the screenshot should you have had questions.
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caterham_www earned 2000 total points
ID: 14016817
ok, I took a look at the manual and it says that you cannot override the IndexIgnore directive, is added to the parent one.
Since there seems to be no IndexDontIgnore, you cannot use IndexIgnore * if you want allow to show some files in subdirs

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