Is it possible to use robots.txt to disallow crawling of a folder, but allow crawling a specific file in that folder?

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At the very bottom of the page.

To exclude all files except one

This is currently a bit awkward, as there is no "Allow" field. The easy way is to put all files to be disallowed into a separate directory, say "stuff", and leave the one file in the level above this directory.


@Alex answer is partially correct. I subsequently discovered this:


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