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    folder name problem

    sorry I don't know where to post this:

    I have a folder named ~folder1

    I can't seem to access it on my browser, does it have special meaning on Apache/Linux?

    Thanks

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    if my memory serves, the ~ is used as a specail character on servers with cpanel installed to link to a username of a user for viewing their site beofre the dns has propagated, not sure if this is true for servers without cpanel or running other control panels tho
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    domain.com/~user in linux would be the the folder /home/user/public_html/

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    Quote Originally Posted by samson
    sorry I don't know where to post this:

    I have a folder named ~folder1

    I can't seem to access it on my browser, does it have special meaning on Apache/Linux?

    Thanks
    Apache uses the ~ to mean a user directory, so even though you have the folder named ~folder1, it assumes you mean go to the user named "folder1"'s web root directory.

    If you modify the httpd.conf file to not consider user directories, this folder should be accessible.
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