Disable directory listing in Apache with Debian

If you find one of your servers with the ugly directory listing enabled, there’s a quick way to disable it in Debian

# echo autoindex | a2dismod
# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

For other Apache installations in other distro, you can simple find the Autoindex option in your config file and delete it manually, then restart Apache

EDIT: a cleaner and more elegant way to achieve the same is, as the comments section says

# a2dismod autoindex

thanks :)

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3 thoughts on “Disable directory listing in Apache with Debian

  1. Ok, a2dismod autoindex is better than the echo/pipe solution, you’re right :). But I do not agree on the apache2ctl, I always prefer the init.d script to reload conf/restart services, even if it’s a little more verbose

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