Rewrite additional extension

I want to rewrite all urls so so the extension .txt is appended (unless it already has a .txt extension)

This
     hello.php
should be re-written to
     hello.php.txt

This
     hello
should be re-written to
     hello.txt

This
     hello.js
should be re-written to
     hello.js.txt

This
     hello.txt
should NOT be rewritten


       
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hankknightAsked:
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thetmanvnCommented:
If you give more details about your case, it will be more accuracy

From your needs, add two rules to your rewrite portion:

RewriteRule ^(.*\.txt)$ $1 [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*\..*)$ $1\.txt [L]
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hankknightAuthor Commented:
How can I make it so

test.txt

does not go to

test.txt.txt

?
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thetmanvnCommented:
Test my rule and you've got it. (You can add this to .htaccess in one test folder to test yourself, create 3 file a.txt, b.php and c.js in the same folder with .htaccess, browse 3 files with your browser and you will see the result)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*\..*)$ $1\.txt [L]
</IfModule>

1./ The first rule RewriteRule ^(.*\.txt)$ $1 [L] check whether the URI  end with ".txt", in this case, it remain the URI, so test.txt does not go to test.txt.txt.   The [L] Flag tell this is the last rule so the second rule will not be processed

2./ If the file does not end with .txt so the first rule was bypassed, then come to the second rule, it check whether URI has extension, if yes it'll add .txt to end of URL, so b.php -> b.php.txt, c.js -> c.js.txt
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