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From Neil Freeman <neil.free...@asa.co.uk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess in win32
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2002 16:30:29 GMT
I've found it useful to still use .htaccess on Windows machines (where I 
do my development) as I do not need to then rename the file when I 
upload it to my hosting company (which requires files called .htaccess).

Neil

Joshua Slive wrote:
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> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Neil Freeman wrote:
> 
> 
>>Trying to rename a file to .htaccess in Windows Explorer is not allowed,
>>but you can save a file called .htaccess from Notepad.
>>
>>bulbultyagi@now-india.net.in wrote:
>>
>>>hello there
>>>I am new to apache
>>>how do I use .htacess files in win32 ?
>>>windows refuses to let me create a file by the name .htaccess
> 
> 
> That suggestion is fine.  A couple alternatives:
> 
> 1. Find a program that does allow saving files with dot names.  Not all
> windows programs are so stupid as to forbid this.
> 
> 2. Use a different name for ".htaccess" files by setting the
> AccessFilename directive.  For example,
> AccessFilename ht.access
> will allow you to use ht.access as the name.
> 
> Joshua.
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