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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Patch: mod_userdir.html
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:19:23 GMT
Some small clarifications for mod_userdir.html


--- ../apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_userdir.html    Wed May 20
10:13:00 1998
+++ ./mod_userdir.html  Thu Mar 16 23:16:26 2000
@@ -55,8 +55,15 @@
 of the <SAMP>enabled</SAMP> keyword, or <SAMP>disabled</SAMP> with
 list of usernames, is only available in Apache 1.3 and above.<P>

-The UserDir directive sets the real directory in a user's home
-to use when a request for a document for a user is received.
+The UserDir directive sets a directory, relative to a user's home
+to use when a request for a document for that user is received. This
type of
+request is indicated by a tilde (~) followed by a username, as in
+On systems where there is no clear concept of a user's home directory,
+such as Win32, Apache does not try to determine the user's home
directory, and
+this directive should be set to an absolute path.<P>
 <EM>Directory/filename</EM> is one of the following:
@@ -88,6 +95,8 @@
 UserDir /usr/web        -&gt; /usr/web/bob/one/two.html
 UserDir /home/*/www     -&gt; /home/bob/www/one/two.html
+Note that an asterisk (*) is replaced with the username.<P>
 The following directives will send redirects to the client:
 UserDir -&gt;


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