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Question:How to make an apache home directory browsable?


 

I was looking for my apache's home directory to be browsable but somehow it was not showing 
directory listing. Well, apache has an option call "Options" which should be set to "Options -Indexes" sometimes which prevents directory browing if there is "no index.html" file in that directory. 
 
IN my case, I was experimenting it on a centos system and found that in following location, it needed to be modified:
 
# cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf 
# 
# This configuration file enables the default "Welcome"
# page if there is no default index page present for
# the root URL.  To disable the Welcome page, comment
# out all the lines below.
#
< LocationMatch "^/+$">
    Options -Indexes 
    ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html
< /LocationMatch>
 
 
So, the moment I changed the "-Indexes" to "Indexes" and restarted httpd, voila!!! it started working as expected.... i.e. I just enabled directory browsing!!! :)
 
 
# cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf 
# 
# This configuration file enables the default "Welcome"
# page if there is no default index page present for
# the root URL.  To disable the Welcome page, comment
# out all the lines below.
#
< LocationMatch "^/+$">
    Options Indexes 
    ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html
< /LocationMatch>
asked Sep 13, 2013 in APACHE by rajesh
retagged Sep 12, 2013 by rajesh
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