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I have no idea how to use mod_rewrite, but I'd like to rewrite my urls

From
www.oandcenterprises.com/index.php?privacy=1

to

www.oandcenterprises.com


I would like to do this for all my files.
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Question by:carter_jl
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by:caterham_www
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> I would like to do this for all my files.

So no one can access subpages etc. if the queryString starts with privacy=1?

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^privacy=1
RewriteRule \.php$ /? [R=301,L]
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by:carter_jl
ID: 16871236
Thanks, Could you provide me with the steps to create my .htaccess file. I don't have a clue how to do this?
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by:philjones85
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is this just for looks?  wouldn't it be easier to just put all your pages in a frame?  
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by:carter_jl
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This is just for looks, my site uses css.
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by:philjones85
ID: 16871620
then just make a frame page like:

-- index.html---
<html>
<head>
<title>Page Title</title>
</head>

<frameset cols="*">
<frame src="index2.html">
</frameset>

</html>
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by:carter_jl
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I used css to escape from frames. I just need the .htaccess file in order to rewrite the url.
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by:philjones85
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is your server a linux or windows server?
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by:carter_jl
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linux
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by:philjones85
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i don't know how universal this is, but windows won't allow me to create a file ".htaccess", which would rule out the option of creating it in windows, editing it, and then transferring it to the server.

do you have ssh access to the server?
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by:carter_jl
ID: 16871806
yes
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by:philjones85
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do you know how to use vi?
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by:philjones85
ID: 16871915
i'll assume you know how to use some text editor...

login, cd to the root directory of the site, e.g.
cd /var/www/html

create the .htaccess file, e.g.
vi .htaccess

add the following text:
RewriteEngine    on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.oandcenterprises.com

save the file.

that should work if apache is setup to allow htaccess files.
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by:carter_jl
ID: 16871957
I'll try this solution when I get home.

Thanks
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by:carter_jl
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This solution did not work, it only took me back to the www.oandcenterprises.com directory.
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by:philjones85
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try it with

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.oandcenterprises.com [R=301,L]
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by:carter_jl
ID: 16881226
When I use this now I get

http://www.oandcenterprises.com/?services=1

which is usually www.oandcenterprises.com/index.php?services=1


This is almost close because now I just need www.oandcenterprises.com and for it to go to the appropriate page
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by:philjones85
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i'm not exactly a mod_rewrite expert, but i'll give it one more try.

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.oandcenterprises.com/? [R=301,L]

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by:carter_jl
ID: 16911432
Thanks for all your help philjones85, but this solution did not work either.

I was reading somewhere that if your images using relative locations that mod_rewrite would not work?

Do you know if this is true?
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philjones85 earned 500 total points
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it makes sense that it wouldn't since mod_rewrite is directing you to a new url independent of your current location, though i can't say that i know for sure that they don't have a way around it.

sorry i couln't be of more help...
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by:carter_jl
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Just for your efforts, ill award you the points.
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thanks
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