Apache Bootstrap & Bootswatch Autoindex

You find that the autoindex module on your Apache http server is very useful to make your files accessible online. But the only drawback is that the default web interface is ugly and not suitable for modern use?

Then ABBA is made for you.



Online previews

Online previews of the ABBA themes can be found here. You can use the navigation menus to switch between available themes and pages.

Note that these previews are static pages used to get an idea of the final result, so some links and features are disabled or will not work as expected.

Local previews

Local previews can be achieved by using the test docker image:

docker run --rm --tty --interactive \
    --publish 8080:80 \
    --volume ${PWD}:/var/www \

These previews allow you to test all the available themes and features locally with minimal requirements.



The only requirement is to have a working Apache http server with these modules enabled: mod_autoindex, mod_include and mod_mime.

Also ensure that the AllowOverride All directive is set for your DocumentRoot because ABBA uses an .htaccess file. If you do not want to allow these files, you can copy the content of the distributed htaccess to your VirtualHost.

Step 1

To easily install ABBA from the network go into your DocumentRoot directory and run this shell one-liner:

T=$(mktemp) && curl -sL -o ${T} && sh ${T}

You will be prompted to select the desired theme you wish to use.

And that's it! :sunglasses:

Installed files

Here is what is installed:

ā”œā”€ā”€ .abba
ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ css
ā”‚   ā”‚   ā””ā”€ā”€ style.css
ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ html
ā”‚   ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ header.shtml
ā”‚   ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ footer.shtml
ā”‚   ā”‚   ā””ā”€ā”€ error_*.shtml
ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ js
ā”‚   ā”‚   ā””ā”€ā”€ script.js
ā”‚   ā”œā”€ā”€ uninstall
ā”‚   ā””ā”€ā”€ webfonts
ā”‚       ā””ā”€ā”€ fa-*
ā””ā”€ā”€ .htaccess

Tips and tricks

  • An uninstall script is generated in the .abba directory.
  • If you want to automate the installation and skip the theme request you can add the theme name at the end of the one-liner:
    T=$(mktemp) && curl -sL -o ${T} && sh ${T} litera



The local development workflow is using two docker containers to be able to generate the distribution files and test them with in a real environment. Everything you need to know is described in the docker directory.


ABBA has been inspired by iglvzx/IGalvez.Autoindex (GPLv3).

ABBA is released under the MIT License.



Apache Bootstrap & Bootswatch Autoindex

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