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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X, Part 4
Subject:   Can't create .htaccess file
Date:   2002-02-04 06:48:14
From:   morbus
Response to: Can't create .htaccess file

You can't "cp htaccess .htaccess"? What sort of error message do you get? You're correct though - by default OS X doesn't let you create "dot files" from the Finder. There are ways around this (by turning on ShowDotFiles in your finder.plist).


Have you tried creating and editing the .htaccess file within your Terminal only (like "pico .htaccess", editing within Pico, and then saving)?

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  • Can't create .htaccess file
    2002-02-04 08:09:32  markpalmer1 [View]

    >> You can't "cp htaccess .htaccess"? What sort of error message do you get?

    I dont get any error, just a return to the prompt ls -l only list a file called htaccess!

    I then tried resaving as .htaccess using pico which works fine, although I did confuse myself for a while by doing ls -l without autheticating as su and of course I couldn't see anything, this I guess was my original problem.

    Thanks

    Mark.

    • Morbus Iff photo Can't create .htaccess file
      2002-02-04 10:57:53  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

      Ah yes, forgot to mention the most obvious. To see "dot files" in the Terminal, you need to do "ls -al", NOT "ls -l". The "-a" says "show all files, including dot files".