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I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder:


How I make it to work for the folder small as well?


It only enforces up to home directory not more.

ErrorDocument 403
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]
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htaccess rules do inherit to sub-directories. See here If you're not seeing that behavior, it's more likely a problem with the rules themselves, and you need to provide an example. – Su' Nov 3 '11 at 23:40
@Su' Can you post your comment as an answer – jflaflamme Jan 7 '12 at 14:16

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Are you using Apache? Subdirectories are supposed to inherit .htaccess by default under Apache.

Check your /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file. It could be that you have a <Directory> directive that is keeping your .htaccess from being applied to subdirectories, like it should by default.

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