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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:

\public_html\.htaccess

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

\public_html\home\images\red\thumbs\small\

It only enforces up to home directory not more.

ErrorDocument 403 http://google.com
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 11.22.33.44



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'
    Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 23:40
  • @Su' Can you post your comment as an answer
    – jflaflamme
    Commented Jan 7, 2012 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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I was having this trouble as well.

And it turned out the solution is quite simple:

In your "main" .htaccess under /your_root/, add the following lines:

RewriteBase /your_root/

RewriteOptions InheritDown

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  • This is good! Only found the opposite solution so far (setting the inheritance from within the deeper level .htaccess). Works with apache 2.4.8 and later.
    – JKB
    Commented May 11, 2021 at 20:53
  • Just brilliant.
    – dkellner
    Commented Sep 7, 2022 at 18:07

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