Hi

I'd like to view the contents of a Directory (without an index file set up).

But my VPS is configured to prevent this. I'm very new to this - very inexpert.

I have tried uploading a .htaccess file with the following:
Code:
Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Options +Indexes
But that doesn't work.

I understand from searching Google that
Code:
Options -Indexes
in my httpd.conf would prevent .htaccess files from functioning.
http://randomlinux.com/htaccess/quic...ons-directive/

1. How do I safely view the contents of httpd.conf? (I can use Putty / SSH though I am a beginner but not sure of the cmd)

2. If it is wise to do so - how do I edit httpd.conf and set to Options -Indexes to Options +Indexes

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Is this a better idea?
http://serverfault.com/questions/350...ache-test-page


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Is there a better alternative?