[pmwiki-users] quiet changes to .htaccess

Eemeli Aro eemeli at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 15:44:11 CST 2008

For the most part, the only thing PmWiki does to .htaccess files is
ignore them. There are a few places where it generates a .htaccess
file if one isn't present, but those just deny web access to a
directory. PmWiki definitely doesn't generate mod_rewrite rules.

More specifically, a .htaccess file with the rules
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
is created in the wiki directory when saving a file (the PageStore
write method, pmwiki.php line 882) and in the PageCacheDir if it is
set (scripts/caches.php line 54).

Those are the only two times when a default PmWiki setup will do
anything with .htaccess files.


On Jan 30, 2008 6:53 PM, Sandy <sandy at onebit.ca> wrote:
> Does PmWiki edit any .htaccess files? If so, how, when, etc.? One of
> mine was changed, and I don't remember doing it. I'm terrified of
> breaking .htaccess and stick to the recipes very closely.
> In this case, the lines are not something PmWiki would have inserted,
> but if it happens again, I want that extra level of confidence in my
> voice when I talk to the host's support. He didn't say so, but it's
> really not his job to fix my mistakes, or debug a program I don't fully
> understand.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sandy
> PS: The lines were:
> RewriteEngine on
> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^websites.onebit.ca$ [OR]
> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.websites.onebit.ca$
> RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /websites [R=301,L]
> Definitely not something PmWiki would do, and not part of the usual
> CleanURL instructions. Maybe CPanel when I set the redirect? But I set
> it the same way I did my other two subdomains. Sigh.
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