how to not show "hiding index of /blah/"

my site has a folder containing static images ie /images

when i hit the url, i see my image listing! so i added indexingore* to the htaccess file in root to hide all listing..

but now when i hit, i see

Index of /static

Name Last modified Size Description

Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at Port 80

how can i not show this page? or redirect to a default page?

do i do a redirect in the htaccess file? but if i want to apply this to 10 other directories, does that mean i have to add a redirect for all those 10 directories?

2 Replies

indexignore is just telling it to not index those files- you want it to not generate an index at all, which is Options -Indexes .

Or you can put a generic index.html file in each directory.

For best practice, you should do this in your httpd.conf file.

Something like:

Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

Remember to apply this within tags.


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