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We are going to switch from cgi pages to php pages. So we want to redirect the google indexed cgi pages to our new pages. We tried .htaccess redirect but it doesn't work with cgi files. Plus our cgi pages are encrypted.

Old page: http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi?a=info.html&b=2003
New page: http://www.mynewsite.com/2003/

Any suggestions how to get redirecting work for these encrypted pages?
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Question by:trailerman
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by:berseken
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at the top of your script this would do it:

my $cgi = CGI->new();
my $year = $cgi->param("b");
print $cgi->redirect("http://www.mynewsite.com/$year/");

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by:trailerman
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the cgi page is encrypted. Is it okay to add the script on top?
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by:berseken
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I am not sure what you mean when you say that the cgi page is encrypted. Do you mean that it is accessed via https?

If you edit the script and there is a line at the top that looks like this:
#!/usr/bin/perl

then just put the code I provided on the next line.
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by:trailerman
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you don't see the regular perl codes on the page but all 'weird' characters because the pages are encrypted.

Is there a way to go around these encrypted pages?

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berseken earned 300 total points
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Actually the easiest way is to just move that 'encrypted' perl script out of the way and replace it with a script which has the same name that contains this:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use CGI;
my $cgi = CGI->new();
my $year = $cgi->param("b");
print $cgi->redirect("http://www.mynewsite.com/$year/");
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