[sf-perl] time ordered web directory listing

Daniel Lo woof at danlo.com
Thu Aug 16 11:01:23 PDT 2007

Hello David,

I would check out the IndexOptions in the apache module configuration.

The option you are looking for appears to be:

IndexOrderDefault directive



Thursday, August 16, 2007, 10:55:00 AM, you wrote:

DA> greetings,

DA> [this is more of an apache question, than a perl question...]

DA> i have a perl program, each invocation of which creates a new
DA> directory in a directory tree accessible to my cow-orkers on a web
DA> server in our company intranet.  i'd like for the user to see files in
DA> descending time order (i.e., latest at the top) when they navigate to
DA> any directory in the tree.

DA> is there a way to have apache (on linux) tack append this to the url:

DA>   ?C=M;O=D

DA> every time the user clicks on a directory when they're navigating this
DA> particular tree?

DA> at the suggestion of a local sysadmin, i tried having the program
DA> write an .htaccess file to the directory it generates.  the contents
DA> of the .htaccess file:

DA>   RewriteEngine on
DA>   RewriteRule (.*) ?C=M;O=D [L]

DA> but it doesn't have any effect on the url.

DA> any ideas on how to accomplish my goal?

DA> thanks,
DA> david

Best regards,
 Daniel                            mailto:woof at danlo.com
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