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I would like to restrict an nginx server to one directory, example/ in this case. I would have presumed it's something like this but it doesn't work.

location ~ !(^/example) {
    return 403;
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server {
  # other server directives

  deny all;

  location /example {
    allow all;
    # other location directives
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