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regex for mod_rewrite

Posted on 2006-10-28
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i suck at regex.
need to match / to go to /foo
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by:Roonaan
ID: 17826971
Just /  -> /foo or also /*** to /foo/**** ?

In the first case you can use

RewriteRule /$ /foo [L]

In the second case:

RewriteRule /(.*) /foo/$1

-r-
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by:qwertq
ID: 17827056
dosn't work (and just want first case)

## MOD_REWRITE STUFF
RewriteEngine On

# Redirect home
RewriteRule /$ /home [L]
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by:HackneyCab
ID: 17827100
RewriteRule ^$ /foo

Do you need a redirect for the index file too? Does the rewrite need to send a redirect to the browser, or happen silently?
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by:qwertq
ID: 17827143
that works hackney.
but how can i make it not happen silently? i want it to rewrite the url bar
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HackneyCab earned 100 total points
ID: 17827224
If you want to let the world know that this is a permanent arrangement (i.e. not temporary, and links should now point to the new URL) then the 301 redirect status is the one for you:

RewriteRule ^$ /foo [R=301]

That should do the trick.
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