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HI guys.

when i configure Files in this way:

<Files ~ "\.png$">
    deny from all

it works. but when defining in this way it doesn't work:

<Files /var/www/test/file.png>
    deny from all

Directives are not inside Directory directive. Could someone help?

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If you read the apache manual it says that Files directive should be coupled with the Directory directive. Therefore to achieve the functionality you are looking for use

<Directory /var/www/test>
 <Files ~ "file\.png">
   deny from all 

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