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How do you block directory scans using htaccess?

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Add Apache rewrite rules to your .htaccess file. For example, the following will redirect all attempts to access files with names starting with, "phpMyAdmin" to index.php.


Sample Apache Rewrite Rule

RewriteRule ^/phpMyAdmin.*$ /index.php


Some Regular Expression Tips

^ Means start of filename
. Means any character other than newlines
* Means one or more of the previous character
$ Means end of line