I've been searching through the httpd docs and google, and I simply cannot find ANYWHERE that documents the complete list of what may go inside of the Directory directive.

Here's the main documentation of the Directory directive: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#directory. It talks about what the directive DOES, but not what it can CONTAIN. At the end, it links to a page called How <Directory>, <Location>, and <Files> sections work, which ALSO does not have the documentation I'm looking for.

I have googled for:

  • Why do you want to know this? – Iain Aug 11 '13 at 21:01
  • So that I can correctly configure my httpd server. – John Ruiz Aug 11 '13 at 21:02

You can use whatever is flagged with a d here:


For the rest, that's just how the docs are organized.

  • That's awful, but I guess there's no better way when options are shared across directives. Thanks for finding this - it'll be a good start, and it does technically provide the information I'm looking for. – John Ruiz Aug 11 '13 at 22:08

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