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renamed .htaccess to .htaccess-dist and ignored .htaccess afterwards (#5428)

* renamed .htaccess to .htaccess-dist and ignored .htaccess afterwards. This
allows local changes to it without having a dirty checkout directory.

Signed-off-by: Roland Häder <>

* Some fixes:
- removed non-neutral words
- added examples for Linux/Windows

* Better documentation and added note about **not** renaming the file.

Signed-off-by: Roland Häder <>
Roland Häder 2 years ago
committed by Hypolite Petovan
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.gitignore View File

@@ -65,4 +65,7 @@ venv/

#ignore addons directory

#ignore .htaccess

.htaccess → .htaccess-dist View File

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doc/ View File

@@ -135,6 +135,16 @@ For more information during the installation, you can use this command line opti

bin/console autoinstall -v

### Prepare .htaccess file

Copy .htaccess-dist to .htaccess (be careful under Windows) to have working mod-rewrite again. If you have installed Friendica into a sub directory, like /friendica/ set this path in RewriteBase accordingly.


cp .htacces-dist .htaccess

*Note*: Do **not** rename the .htaccess-dist file as it is tracked by GIT and renaming will cause a dirty working directory.

### Set up the worker

Set up a cron job or scheduled task to run the worker once every 5-10 minutes in order to perform background processing.