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I have the following .htaccess file:

AddDefaultCharset utf-8
RewriteEngine on
Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
RewriteBase /

# redirect all www-requests to no-www
# -
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.site\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://site.com/$1 [R=301,L]

# redirect all home pages to / (root)
# -
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^.*/index\.(php|html?)
RewriteRule ^(.*)index\.(php|html?)$ /$1 [R=301,L] 

# remove trailing slash from dirs
# -
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [R=301,L]

# automatically add index.php when needed
# -
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|login\.php|reg\.php|robots\.txt|css/|js/)
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php [L]

The .htaccess file should do the following (for SEO):

  1. Conversion to no-www (http://www.site.com should become http://site.com)
  2. All URIs with trailing slashes should convert to no-trailing-slash: http://site.com/me/ should be redirected http://site.com/me
  3. All URIs with index.php/index.html should convert to just nothing: http://site.com/admin/index.php or http://site.com/admin/ should be eventually displayed as http://site.com

However the current version of .htaccess results in a cyclic redirection when trying to access (http://site.com/admin). The real document that should be fetched by browser is http://site.com/admin/index.php.

Can anyone please help me with this issue?

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I'm familiar with regex, though not an expert, but it looks like you might be getting a loop from the conditions under # redirect all home pages to / (root) and # automatically add index.php when needed

It looks like the last bit may be redirecting http://site.com/admin to http://site.com/admin/index.php, which tries to load and is then redirected back to http://site.com/admin by the earlier bit.

I think you don't need the last bit. Unless your server is configured improperly, http://site.com/admin should automatically fetch the document at http://site.com/admin/index.php

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