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Re: libexec/httpd and unsorted directory index

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 10:52:23PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> >httpd(8) provides -X for generating index.
> >
> >src/libexec/httpd/dir-index-bozo.c uses opendir/readdir with no sorting.
> >
> >Looking at long index like under the /pub/pkgsrc/... directories is a
> >little difficult because entries are not sorted alphabetically nor by
> >modification time.
> >
> >Should it use glob or scandir with alphasort or other?
>       If its going to sort it probably makes sense to provide the
>       option of sort key, at least filename & mod asce/desc and
>       possibly even size, eg "-k {path,size,mtime}". What to do
>       for descending? '-k -size' (ick)

Really, it would be nice to avoid cat's camel's back here.

If you want the directory sorted (certainly if you want it sorted in a
non-default way), can't you just generate a directory index and put it
in index.html?


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