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     ReadmeName README

and you have a file in that directory called README.html, that file will be displayed as the readme file for that directory.

Another neat trick here is that you can use HeaderName in conjunction with IndexOptions +SuppressHTMLPreamble, putting HTML in the header file to specify background, fonts, style sheets, or whatever you use on the rest of your site, so that the directory listing does not have to look like it does not belong to the rest of your site.


In the cases where you have directory listings rather than actual HTML pages, mod_autoindex can make these listings look exactly as you want them to, without having to generate custom directory listing pages for each directory.

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This article was originally published on Oct 9, 2000
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