troubleshooting Question

Having trouble with a rewrite rule

Avatar of cescentman
cescentmanFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Apache Web Server
6 Comments1 Solution276 ViewsLast Modified:
I'm using a rewrite rule to parse URLS and break them down into parameters:-

]RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)$ /indexa.php?a=$1&b=$2&c=$3&d=$4&e=$5 [L] 
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)$ /indexa.php?a=$1&b=$2&c=$3&d=$4 [L]
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)$ /indexa.php?a=$1&b=$2&c=$3 [L]
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)$ /indexa.php?a=$1&b=$2 [L]
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)$ /indexa.php?a=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^()$ /indexa.php [L]

This has been working fine until I try and install  a CMS add in. I put a rule in to exclude the CMS system:-

RewriteRule ^/cms/(.*)$ /cms/$1 [L]

In most cases such as:-

/cms/index.php
/cms/
/cms/apps/users/

The rule behaves fine. However fails to rewrite URLs to folders without the trailing / eg:-

/cms/content

I'm not A1 on regex. Am I missing something obvious here?

I can't easily change the way that these latter URLS are coded in the CMS system as it supplied to me to use.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros