in reply to perl unix interaction

Google for .htaccess tutorial

To browse files, put Options +Indexes in a .htaccess file in every directory you want browsable.

For apache logins to directories, in your directory's .htaccess file, put what the tutorials show you to do. Usually something like this

AuthName "Section Name" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /full/path/to/.htpasswd Require valid-user
See the tutorial at password protection

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