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How can I setup .htaccess to redirect any URL that ends with 10 digits to home?

For example, I want to redirect these URLs:

  • example.com/abc/1234567890 -> example.com
  • example.com/xyz/0001112223 -> example.com
  • example.com/foo/bar -> ignored
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Using mod_rewrite in .htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule \d{10}$ / [R=301,L]

The RewriteRule pattern (regex):
- \d is the shorthand character class for a digit 0-9.
- {10} is for 10 of the preceding pattern (ie. 10 digits).
- $ is an anchor for the end of the string - these digits must appear only at the end of the URL-path.

Whether you should perform a redirect like this is another matter. Multiple redirects to the homepage are likely to be seen as a soft-404 anyway.

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    Made it into a list. I find that regex is very hard when just start, IMO this is a bit easier to understand, smaller chunks :) (also trying to create a regex-explained-format-precedent) – Martijn Jan 4 '17 at 10:17

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