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Ignore files

SWS provides some options to ignore files or directories from being served and displayed if the directory listing is enabled.

Ignore hidden files (dotfiles)

SWS doesn't ignore dotfiles (hidden files) by default. However, it's possible to ignore those files as shown below. As a result, SWS will respond with a 404 Not Found status.

This feature is disabled by default and can be controlled by the boolean --ignore-hidden-files option or the equivalent SERVER_IGNORE_HIDDEN_FILES env.

Here is an example of how to ignore hidden files:

static-web-server \
    -p=8787 -d=tests/fixtures/public -g=trace \
    --directory-listing=true \
    --ignore-hidden-files true