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Apache Today: Apache Guide: Generating Fancy Directory Listings with mod_autoindex

Oct 09, 2000, 14:43 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When a user requests a directory without specifying a particular file name, Apache attempts to serve up a default document. The document served is determined by the directive DirectoryIndex, and is usually called index.html. However, if that document is not present, it is sometimes desirable to instead give a complete directory listing, permitting the user to select a file."

"Directory listings are generated by the module mod_autoindex, which is compiled into Apache by default. Left to itself, it generates an uninteresting file listing, but with the techniques I'll show you in this article, you'll be able to make these listings as fancy as you like."

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