Apache .htaccess disable access to site during Maintenance Mode / Deployment

Because I have to look this up from time to time, a note to myself: Add the contents below to your .htaccess to have Apache respond with a “Temporarily Unavailable” message in case a .maintenance file exists. — Handy during deploys

RewriteEngine On

# Show "Temporarily Unavailable" page if there's a .maintenance file present
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/.maintenance -f
RewriteRule .* - [R=503,L]

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