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Questions tagged [mod-rewrite]

mod_rewrite is a URL rewriting module for the Apache web server. It is commonly used for so-called "pretty" URLs because of its ability to redirect on the server side (transparent to clients and their browsers), but also provides the power and flexibility to perform various request handling tasks beyond simple substitutions.

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mod_rewrite change . (dot) to - (hyphen)

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The old URLs are similar to /my.products.htm, but on the new site we are changing the URLs to /my-products. Is there a way ...
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mod_rewrite with Apache -> mod_jk -> tomcat

Related to some of my earlier questions. I now have a setup I quite like; Apache httpd listening on port 80 accepting http and https connections. Several Tomcat instances running on several AJP ...
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How to create .htaccess to block access to a subdirectory that hosts a separate domain

I have a main domain (me.com) and I am hosting files for my mom's website (mom.com) in a subdirectory in my public_html folder so that mom.com uses files from me.com/mom. All I want to do is make it ...
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How do I get rid of the “www” with mod_rewrite?

I want to get rid of the "www" in front of my domain, and I'm trying the following, but it's not working: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_POST} ^www\.example\.com [NC] RewriteRule ^/(.*) ...
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How can I redirect everything but the index as 410?

Our site shut down and we need to give a 410 redirect to the users. We have a small one-page replacement site set up in the same domain and a custom 410 error page. We'd like to have it so that all ...
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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://example.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://example.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and عنوان-...
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How to block access to a sub-site with mod_rewrite?

Let's say I have the sites siteA.com and siteB.com. They are hosted such that siteB.com actually points to siteA.com/siteB. How can I block someone from visiting siteA.com/siteB using mod_rewrite? ...
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Mod Rewrite question

Is there a way to rewrite http://localhost/embed/player.swf?file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKDhm4_-90 to something smaller? or is there a way to change this into http://localhost/embed/...
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Rewrite URLs to add a slash

I know how to rewrite URLs to redirect to a page. When the / is not at the end of www.example.com/user/myUserName the redirect works: RewriteRule /$ /user/index.php When I write RewriteBase / the ...
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.htaccess rules to rewrite URLs to front end page?

I am adding a new application to my site at example.com/app. I want views at that URL to always open myapp.php. E.g. example.com/app -> example.com/app/myapp.php and example.com/app/ -> ...
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Help with Apache mod_rewrite rules

I want to change some legacy URL's like this: /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=600 to this: /news/story/600/ This is what I have tried: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ...
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Regex Needed to allow mod-rewrite rule to work either with or without trailing slash?

Given the following rewrite rule: RewriteRule ^user/([^/]*)$ /userprofile.php?user=$1 [L] How can I have it work either with or without a trailing slash? Bonus points, how can I verify ([^/]*) ...
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How to internally rewrite a page when requested from specific HTTP_HOST

I have a Drupal site, example.com, and our client has a campaign that they're promoting for which they've bought a new domain name, campaign.com. I'd like it so that a request for campaign.com ...
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Is it possible to mod_rewrite BASED on the existence of a file/directory and uniqueID?

My site currently forces all non-www. pages to use www. Ultimately, I am able to handle all unique subdomains and parse correctly but I am trying to achieve the following (ideally with mod_rewrite): ...
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.htaccess: Redirect Hotlink Flash --> Site with embed Flash

I have some PHP sites that embeds SWF files. These SWF files are now linked to by some other guys. And I don't want them to simply open the SWF, I want them to force being redirect to the page where ...
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Using env variables with RewriteRule and ErrorDocument

I'm having problems with the following config on my Apache server to Rewrite some URLs. SetEnv PATH_TO_DIR /directory RewriteRule ^%{PATH_TO_DIR}/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-\.]+)/?$ /index.php?...
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What redirect rules should I use for upgrading from gallery2 to gallery3

I have upgraded my gallery2 to gallery3, and notice that some links no longer resolve correctly. Since the proper way is to redirect these with a 301, that is the way I'm going. The following series ...
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Mod_rewrite on Amazon S3

Is it possible to use mod_rewrite on Amazon S3? www.example.com/about.html -> mybucket.s3.amazon.com/index.html www.example.com/welcome.html -> mybucket.s3.amazon.com/index.html www.example.com/...
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apache domain redirect to subfolder

I have a hosting account with godaddy. Its a linux system running apache. The way they do their setup is your primary domain is the root folder. When you add a subdomain its in a subfolder of the ...
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How to remove a file from url using mod_rewrite

I want http://www.foo.com/ to internally point to /var/www/home.php and http://www.foo.com/home.php to be redirected to http://www.foo.com/. Thus, I would like to fix the old http://www.foo.com/home....
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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Apache mod_rewrite for multiple domains to SSL

I'm running a web service that will allow people to create their own "instances" of my application, running under their own domain. These people will create an A record to forward a subdomain of their ...
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Rewrite for robots.txt and favicon.ico

I have setup some rules in which subdomains (my users) will default to where I have located the robots.txt, favicon.ico, and crossdomain.xml therefore if a user creates a site say testing.mywebsite....
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RewriteRules targeting a directory result in a gratuitous redirect

I have a standard CMS-like RewriteRule set up in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?slug=$1 Let's say I have a directory called foo in the root directory. For some reason, if you hit the ...
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Virtual hosting

I want to use domains like xxx.abc.domain.tld. The xxx is my folder to access. I tried it with the rewrite rules, but I can't get it working, because I don't know how to get the part xxx from the ...
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Need some help on tomcat URL mod_rewrite or mod_jk

I am trying to remove the context name from the URL of my server. Current URL - http://www.domainname.com/MyApp/ What I need to make is to make it available at - www.domainname.com/ So it is only ...
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Redirecting a CSS file based on .htaccess rules

I'm trying to hack the CSS files on OSTicket by replacing them with my own custom ones when a specific URL is accessed. The URL that is accessed for this example is: http://example.com/helpdesk/scp/...
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htaccess execution order and priority

Can anyone explain to me in what order apache executes .htaccess files residing in different levels of the same path and how the rewrite rules therein are prioritized? For example, why doesn't the ...
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Rewrite everything that is not a file

I want to have everything that looks like this: /1/2/3/4/5/[...] to redirect to this: /index.php?u=/1/2/3/4/5/[...] unless the requested string is a specific file. So anything that doesn't have a ....
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Force www. on multi domain site and retain http or https

I am using CakePHP which already contains an .htaccess file that looks like: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^$ app/webroot/ [L] RewriteRule (.*) app/...
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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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subdomains apache rewrite rules

Let's say I have my web folder as public_html. In there I have a sub folder. I can view the folder at: www.mydomain.com/sub & mydomain.com/sub What I want is: sub.mydomain.com This will show ...
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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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Properly force SSL with .htaccess, no double authentication

I am trying to force SSL with .htaccess on a shared host. This means there I only have access to .htaccess and not the main VirtualHost configuration. I know you can put a rule in the VirtualHost ...
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Using mod_rewrite to send all requests to a certain document

I want to temporarily redirect all requests for a site to index.html, using Apache only. Is this mod_rewrite approach going to work, and is it the right way to do it? RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ...
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Joomla 1.6 URL rewrite on IIS7 (removing /index.php/)

Joomla 1.6 was released today and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the /index.php/ part? How link looks now: http://www.example.org/index.php/stuff How link would look after URL ...
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How to use .htaccess to show smarter URLs

I'd like to ask how can I call the page www.domain.com/index.php?page=somepage and make the browser show the user in the URL bar the address www.domain.com/somepage/? How do I do that trick?
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Rewrite URL to a PHP script with parameters

I'm trying to create a service that you give it a URL like http://myhost.com/34.png and it will return the result of the script http://myhost.com/create_image.php?count=34. I know this is possible ...
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Redirect before rewrite

Had an issue where I need to redirect old URLs, but not disable the mod_rewrite for page structure. redirect 301 /home.html http://www.example.com/ It needs to live on the Symphony 2.0 .htaccess ...
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How can I redirect %26 in URLs to %2526 using a .htaccess rule?

I would like .htaccess to redirect: example.com/something_%26_else to example.com/something_%2526_else I'm importing a bunch of pages that have ampersands in the title from MediaWiki. These are ...
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Hosting plans that allow more then 1 GB for mysql and easier mod_rewrites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm using godaddy and am thinking of moving to another hosting company that allows easier mod_rewrites and a bigger limit ...
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Simplify URL rewrites in .htaccess?

RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)$ /userviewproducts.php?category=$1 [L] RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)/$ /userviewproducts.php?category=$1 [L] RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+/[A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)$ /...
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Site compromised .htaccess files everywhere

Some of the sites we're hosting are compromised by... I don't know what. Every directory on the webserver contains a .htaccess file which redirects a user coming from a search engine to a page which ...
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How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?

I currently have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^action=view&item=([0-9]+)$ RewriteRule ^index\.php$ /index.php?url=item/%1 [R=301] RewriteCond %{...
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How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am trying to redirect old URLS to the new URLS, the old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to redirect the old URL, it is not redirecting correctly ...
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Poor Man's Clean URLs vs. Mod_Rewrite

At the company where I work, we're getting ready to design a new web site, and there's some disagreement about how to do clean URLs. Over the past year we've been making small improvements to our ...
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Apache rewrite rules for development workstation and server

I've got developers editing pages for several sites on a WAMP stack and then uploading to the public servers running LAMP stacks. We're pretty happy with it, but we have this minor annoyance: we can't ...
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“File does not exist” in apache error log

This is an example of an error in out log file: File does not exist: /var/www/website/female, referer: http://www.website.com/female/dresses/A-Dress-Black "/female" doesn't exist, because we use ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html example.com/cgi-bin/directory/...