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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] allow autoindex for a directory, but not for its subdirectories
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:04:27 GMT
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Freek Dijkstra <> wrote:
> Eric Covener wrote:
>> I had looked into this august 2009 and couldn't figure out any good
>> reason why it should be matched as a literal.
> Eric,
> Thanks for looking into this. It is highly appreciated.
> Is there anything I can do to help?
> I did check the source code but I'm afraid I am not familiar enough with
> the Apache internals to help create a patch.

The patch is very easy, but I am afraid it might not be suitable to
backport to 2.2.x.

I struggled with finding some fancy PCRE feature that would make this
work as most people expect it to -- \Z or negative lookahead, but
AFAICT they all fail to simulate the $ due to the PCRE flag being

I started a thread on to give people a chance to
complain that DirectoryMatch should behave the way it does, but it
seems so limiting. I will likely commit a fix to trunk tomorrow

Eric Covener

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