.ohtaccess


#1

Hello. Does anyone know what .ohtaccess is suppose to do? All that’s in it is:

IndexIgnore *

Thanks. :slight_smile:


#2

.htaccess, as its name cryptically implies, controls access to parts of your website. Access such as how files are handled, who can access what, and redirects.

IndexIgnore hides files in an index listing of that directory, so a wildcard makes nothing show up. Personally, I use:
Options -Indexes

It prevents those directory listings from showing up in the first place.

-Scott


#3

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Htaccess :slight_smile:

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#4

Thanks, but this doesn’t say anything about .ohtaccess.


#5

So, am I to understand that Apache treats .ohtaccess exactly the same as .htaccess? The .ohtaccess file to which I am referring was generated by the DH staff a couple years ago when I was having some technical difficulties with my sites. Is it simply a backup copy of the original .htaccess file? Like, instead of renaming it to .htaccess.bak they renamed it .ohtaccess (“o” maybe meaning “old”)? Thanks.


#6

.ohtaccess isn’t something Apache looks for/responds to, it is probably just what they renamed the file to. There wouldn’t be a problem with just deleting the file.

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