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Does anyone know of any good guides for someone new to editing and making .htaccess files. Anything about rewriting urls, directory access and passwording a directory would be great.

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closed as not a real question by Lèse majesté, John Conde Dec 13 '11 at 12:50

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Did you try Google yet? – John Conde Dec 12 '11 at 13:57
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Two hints to help you doing the job faster:

Please try to use the RewriteLog directive: it helps you to track down problems:

# Trace:
# (!) file gets big quickly, remove in prod environments:
RewriteLog "/web/logs/mywebsite.rewrite.log"
RewriteLogLevel 9
RewriteEngine On

My favorite tool to check for regexp:

http://www.quanetic.com/Regex (don't forget to choose ereg(POSIX) instead of preg(PCRE)!)

You use this tool when you want to check the URL and see if they're valid or not.

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thank you, thats very helpful. – Rudiger Kidd Dec 12 '11 at 14:47

How about the official documentation ? Next to that, this guide may be a good introduction.

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thanks, thats very useful too. – Rudiger Kidd Dec 12 '11 at 14:49

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