Forum Topic: .htaccess file type (Windows – OSX)
This may be a very basic question but I could not find an answer in the book or the forums...
When downloading the htaccess zip (I downloaded the WordPress version) I noticed that there are two folder versions available, one as
htaccess-wordpress and another as
_MACOSX, now I am aware that these are for differing operating systems but when you enter the
_MACOSX folder there are more than one htaccess file present
I wondered what the purpose of this is? especially as I believe the file would need to be .htaccess on the server. Would this mean you would have to rename upon uploading via FTP to the server?
All the best,
2 Replies to “.htaccess file type (Windows – OSX)”
Great question, and actually this is something I need to fix for the next update. Each zipped .htaccess file should contain only one .htaccess file. I work on a Mac and don't see the hidden files, so I tend to forget that they are created by Mac OSX. I will certainly address this for the next update.
That said, for now please just ignore the
_MACOSX stuff and just use the .htaccess file located in the visible
htaccess-wordpress folder. That's the one that contains the actual .htaccess directives.. the other files in the
_macosx folder I think just contain a few lines of weird looking code.
I hope this helps!
Perfect, thank you for your help!!