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    Default Viewing Website File Tree

    This is probably more of a web-based question. I have a basic web crawler I wrote with Java (using JSoup) which crawls through our repositories and stuff to locate the paths to certain snapshots and whatnot. It crawls through using the file tree which gets exposed when you try to go to a directory in a URL.
    The problem I am having is that some of the directories contain index files, which means the connection to the directory redirects from the file tree to the index file. Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent that redirection?
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    Default Re: Viewing Website File Tree

    I presume you are using apache? You can reconfigure the server to change the default 'index' file in the server config files (httpd.conf or .htaccess). In this way you can still access index.html directly via its full name but - presuming the name of the new directory index never exists - it should always load the directory paths (presuming the server is configured this way). Alternatively, write a server side script to list the files for you. I'm not a big fan of exposing the directory tree structure in this way, but would be more comfortable if it's private, behind a firewall, and/or password protected

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    Default Re: Viewing Website File Tree

    I can't mess around with any of the server configurations, unfortunately. It's a server which is shared by a bunch of different teams and departments.
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    As far as I'm aware, there's no other way to directly access the file list without a) somehow reconfiguring the server b) placing a server side script somewhere to list the files for you

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    That's what I thought too, which is unfortunate... I figured I would ask in case someone knew something which I didn't (which is very likely).
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