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Disable directory listing on Apache server

Amit Verma (amitoverflow)
I am Amit a passionate web developer/designer and blogger from Shimla
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While requesting a web directory , the listing of files and folders is called directory listing and it exposes your directory structure to clients. In this short article I will show you how we can disable directory browsing. To disable the listing of files and folders you can just use the following code in your htaccess

Options -Indexes

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This will return a 403 error when your directory is direct accessed.
Read the full tutorial here

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