I want to redirect a request look like




where abc is a fixed directory name and def can be any string.

How can I do this using .htaccess?

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    You say "redirect", but presumably you mean "internal rewrite"? You want mydomain.com/abc/def to remain in the address bar?
    – MrWhite
    Dec 30, 2012 at 0:40

1 Answer 1


In .htaccess put:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !id=
RewriteRule ^abc/(.+) /abc/index.php?id=$1 [NC,L]

Note that I included a check for the presence of the id query string parameter to prevent the url http://mysite.com/abc/index.php?id=def from being rewritten.

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