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Which one is correct?

User-agent: *
Disallow: index.php


User-agent: *
Disallow: /index.php

inorder to block all pages like index.php?day=7 index.php?day=15 index.php?day=30

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You can use the following robots.txt file if you wish to block all robots from accessing your pages.

# robots.txt for to block all bots

User-agent: * 
Disallow: /

If you wish to block all all URLs that include a question mark (?) you can use the following format

# robots.txt for to block URL with ? mark

User-agent: *
Disallow: /*?

For more detailed information on how to write robots.txt visit the following link How to Create Robots.txt Files

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The second one is better form as it clearly marks the index.php as being the in web root and not in some other subdirectory.

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Isn't the robots.txt used to block directories and not files? – Alexis Wilke Feb 9 '12 at 0:02
It can block both – John Conde Feb 9 '12 at 0:12

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