Dreamweaver & .htaccess

May 11, 2007
For years I was vexed with Dreamweaver's apparent inability to cope with the .htaccess file, the basic configuration of a Linux web server. I let it rankle me for a while, simply appending the file with .txt, opening and editing it, and then de-appending it.

But I knew that this could not continue. I knew that it would only be so long until I couldn't take it any more. I searched the web, I looked for a little TechNote from Adobe, but the results returned null.

To get to the point, I stumbled across it one day while trying to solve another problem with the program. To solve the issue:

Edit > Preferences...
Select "File Types / Editors" as the Category.
Add .htaccess to the list of extensions to Open in code view.