clashing htaccess files question

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I have been using a htaccess file to enable people to access a folder to
see a listing of files for download.
The htaccess file is inside this folder and just contains the line Options

I have now also started using a htaccess file in the main folder ( l level
above ) to use for mod rewrite.
It seems that the original htaccess to enable the file listing does not now
The path for the original file listing is

The path for the main folder using the mod rewrite htaccess is
They seem to be clashing is there something I can do ?

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Re: clashing htaccess files question

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Among other things, you might try an Apache configuration newsgroup.
There are quite a few experts over there.

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Jerry Stuckle
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Re: clashing htaccess files question

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Use one .htaccess in your document root, see the Directory directive in
the Apache documentation. However, it should work, unless you've
disallowed the reading of .htaccess by Apache in the .htaccess in your
Document Root. You can check if Apache reads the .htaccess in filelist by
putting some random characters in the file, e.g.


and check if you get a server error if you access /filelist/

John Bokma                            

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