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From Dan Poirier <>
Subject Wildcards internal to Include paths matching files
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:44:12 GMT
Re: this proposal:

  * core: Support wildcards in both the directory and file components of
    the path specified by the Include directive.
    Trunk patch:
    2.2.x patch:

With the code currently in trunk and proposed for backport, if an
interior wildcard matches something not a directory, it results in a
fatal error.  E.g. if I have

Include /foo/conf/*/*.conf

and this file happens to exist


then you end up with this error:

httpd: Syntax error on line 472 of /path/to/serverroot/conf/httpd.conf:
Could not open config directory /foo/conf/httpd.conf: Not a directory

I think if the configuration says "Include /foo/conf/*/*.conf", the user
isn't expecting files in /foo/conf to be included, and we should just
skip over them.

If people agree with that behavior, here's a proposed implementation.
Either way, the behavior should be documented.  (I can add doc, unless
Graham wants to do it, once the right behavior is agreed on.)

Index: config.c
--- config.c	(revision 916378)
+++ config.c	(working copy)
@@ -1710,8 +1710,17 @@
             && strcmp(, "..")
             && (apr_fnmatch(fname,,
                             APR_FNM_PERIOD) == APR_SUCCESS)) {
+            const char *full_path = ap_make_full_path(ptemp, path,;
+            if (rest) {
+                /* If matching internal to path, and we happen to match something other than
a directory, skip it */
+                apr_finfo_t finfo;
+                rv = apr_stat(&finfo, full_path, APR_FINFO_TYPE, ptemp);
+                if ((rv == APR_SUCCESS) && (finfo.filetype != APR_DIR)) {
+                    continue;
+                }
+            }
             fnew = (fnames *) apr_array_push(candidates);
-            fnew->fname = ap_make_full_path(ptemp, path,;
+            fnew->fname = full_path;

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