I have my account setup similar to this: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Unix_account_setup
where /home/myusername/www/ contains a separate folder for each of the domain/sub-domain hosted on my account.
I have a file: /home/myusername/www/.htaccess with the contents: Options -Indexes
However, this does not disable directory browsing for the website at /home/myusername/www/example.com
When I put Options -Indexes in this file: /home/myusername/www/example.com/.htaccess directory browsing is disabled, as expected.
Both .htaccess files are world readable.
Any idea why the .htaccess file in www/ directory does not disable directory browsing?