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From "Rob Sterenborg" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] FilesMatch/Files problem
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:01:02 GMT
Emil Edeholt <> wrote:
> Hi,
> The pages on my site is accessed via index.php?page=foo where
> foo is the file.
> All pages that starts with admin_ should require a password.
> I've tried to do this:
> <FilesMatch "$page=admin_$">
FilesMatch uses a regexp as parameter. In a regexp, $ means EOL. So,
your rexexp matches EOL, followed by "page=admin_" and an EOL. So, this
will never match.

Try: <FilesMatch "\?page=admin_">
(Not tested, not a regexp guru: not sure if \ is needed before ? here)

> and this
> <Files "*page=admin_*">

To make this a regexp: <Files ~ "\?page=admin_">
(Same story here.)

According to the documentation FilesMatch is preferred for regexps.

> But neither seems to work. If I write <Files index.php*> I
> can't access any page on my site so the rest of the config seems
> fine. I have a vague guess that this doesn't work since the
> page=foo not is an actual file name but a parameter to the
> index.php file. Is that why it won't work?

In my log I see lines that contain "GET /music_download.php?id=912" so I
would say you should be able to match the complete url.
If the above works for you, you might look into regular expressions (you
don't have to be a guru to make them useful).


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