Dept of Computer Science

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Why can't my directory under public/html be seen?

Last updated: July 31st, 2013 04:51 PM

The web server will not default to a directory listing if there's no index.html file or a scripted equivalent (index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php index.phtml). There are two solutions: (a) generate a quick index.html file, or (b) you can disable this feature on a per-directory basis by creating a file called .htaccess in the directory in which you wish to enable browsing. In this file, put a single line that says

options +Indexes