Translating apache config to nginx

Grant emailgrant at
Wed Feb 19 13:35:46 UTC 2014

Roundcube uses some apache config to deny access to certain locations
and I'm trying to translate them to nginx.  The following seems to
work fine:

location ~ ^/?(\.git|\.tx|SQL|bin|config|logs|temp|tests|program\/(include|lib|localization|steps))
    deny all;

location ~ /?(README\.md|composer\.json-dist|composer\.json|package\.xml)$ {
    deny all;

But this causes a 403 during normal operation:

location ~ ^(?!installer)(\.?[^\.]+)$ {
    deny all;

Why is that happening?

- Grant

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