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get apache to rewrite url call

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I would like to know if its possible to get apache to rewrite a call to

www.domain.com/robots.txt (by crawlers) to www.domain.com/ressources.php?res=robots.txt

if so - how would I approach this problem?
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Stick the following in the config file (or .htaccess).

Redirect permanent /robots.txt http://www.domain.com/ressources.php?res=robots.txt
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by:gunnar2003
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wow that was easy. I thought this would require some mod_rewrite magic.

thx
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if I would use mod_rewrite .. what would be the consequences? which code is returned to a search engine when it calls robots.txt ? a 301 ? is that better then what happens when I use mod_rewrite?

I'd say mod_rewrite cannot be detected...
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