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Apache hide .git and .svn folder contents using .htaccess file

To hide .git and .svn folder contents you need create a .htaccess file with the following:

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php_flag display_errors on
RedirectMatch 404 /\\.git(/.*|$)
RedirectMatch 404 /\\.svn(/.*|$)

Another useful setting is to turn on error_reporting:

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php_flag display_errors on
php_value error_reporting 7

normal errors - bit value 1

normal warnings - bit value 2

parser errors - bit value 4

1 + 2 + 4 = 7

Or simply use a whitelist approach:

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# 403 Forbidden for all directory indexes
Options -Indexes
 
# Add all files to the list of files to hide when listing a directory
IndexIgnore *
 
# Use whitelist approach.
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.css
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.js
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.png
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*\/$
RewriteRule .* /404 [L,R=302]