What is the difference between
<Directory /var/www/> Options All -Indexes </Directory>
<Directory /var/www/*> Options All -Indexes </Directory>
The first does not work, the second does work, on my server. And there doesn't appear to be any other configuration files overriding the setting. I thought they meant the same thing.
Edit: It turns out there was another configuration file affecting the server that was overriding this one, so that was causing the unexpected result. I guess having * superseded the other configuration file.