Help with mod_rewrite 301 appending extra /

Posted on 2009-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have the following mod_rewrite rule :
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example\.com\.au$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://example.com.au/$1 [R=301,L]

The problem is when it redirects http://anything.example.com.au/ to http://example.com.au/ it appends an extra / so the user ends up at http://example.com.au/

I know I can use no slash before $1:
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://poshlingerie.com.au$1 [R=301,L]

But I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it.
Question by:TotallyMe
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caterham_www earned 2000 total points
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> I know I can use no slash before $1:

There's no problem with that; this is common practice if the rule is used in th httpd.conf. Another way would be to strip the slash from the matched pattern:
RewriteEngine On
# if you're looking for a direct match, use the lex eq. operator instead of a regular expression
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !=example.com.au [NC]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ http://poshlingerie.com.au/$1 [R=301,L]

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ID: 24203841
That works great :) I really like the simplicity of  !=example.com.au
And I'm using ^/(.*)$ just incase my URLs went back to a single slash and stopped working.

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