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Is there any difference between these configurations:

<Directory /var/www>
.....
</Directory>

and

<Directory /var/www/>
.....
</Directory>
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Negative, there should be no difference although the former should defined be preferred to comply with Apache's documented preference for this form. For other directives such as DocumentRoot and Location it will make a difference, so you should always refrain from using the trailing slash in apache configs.

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