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From Marat Khalili <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Override a File to Same Name in Another Directory
Date Sun, 13 Mar 2016 06:57:57 GMT
If you want client requests to be served by 
./parent/config.php , then the answer is yes -- I'd start with 
mod_rewrite for instance. If config.php is invoked by PHP, not by 
Apache, then you cannot fix it using Apache features -- you really need 
to change that symbolic link or PHP configuration or something in the 
system. Actual analogue of OVRDBF as I understand it in Linux is 
OverlayFS, but it's overkill for your task.


With Best Regards,
Marat Khalili

On 12/03/2016 23:14, Ron Wingfield wrote:
> I don’t know if and how this can be accomplished.
> Scenario:
> Two directories, parent and child.
> parent is in a virtual host “container”.
> child is a symbolic link to an application default core distribution 
> directory (php objects).
> ./parent/child contains a default config.php file.
> ./parent contains a custom config.php file.
> DocumentRoot points to ./parent/child.
> Can the various features of Apache, .htaccess, <Directory>, <File>, 
> Alias, etc., be configured to effectively override ./child/config.php 
> to ./parent/config.php?
> In other words, I want to substitute the custom file for the default 
> version.  In IBM OS/400 world, this can be easily accomplished with 
> the Override with DataBase File command . . .something like:
>      OVRDBF FILE(child/config.php) TOFILE(parent/config.php)
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