In the default file listing page (mod_autoindex) on apache2 (OS X), there is a column marked “description”. Does anyone know of how you actually set what appears here? All of mine are blank, as are most of the ones on other servers that I see.
Sorry if this is really obvious but I can’t find the answer anywhere else, including apache’s docs
I’m not sure you read Apache’s docs on mod_autoindex closely enough, as it does reveal two ways to set descriptions. Probably not your fault; they are kind of buried…
First, you can use
AddDescription to set individual descriptions for files or groups of files by partial match.
Second, you can set
IndexOptions +ScanHTMLTitles and Apache will use the
<title> of each HTML document as its
Description. This is CPU and disk intensive though.
Descriptions given by
AddDescription take precedence.
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