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htaccess to redirect a number of pages from one domain to another - wildcards?

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Hello

I have a number of pages that start with the same words in the file name that I want to redirect to another domain.

Example:

http://www.olddomain.com/fruits-that-taste-good
http://www.olddomain.com/fruits-that-taste-bad
http://www.olddomain.com/fruits-that-taste-sweet
http://www.olddomain.com/fruits-that-taste-sour

I want to do a 301 redirect to the following
http://www.newdomain.com/fruits-that-taste-good
http://www.newomain.com/fruits-that-taste-bad
http://www.newdomain.com/fruits-that-taste-sweet
http://www.newdomain.com/fruits-that-taste-sour


Is there a way to do a rule that will take the wild card "fruits-that-taste-*" and direct all of those to the new domain -- without having to type each page

Something like this (of course I am not using the right syntax:

Redirect 301 http://www.olddomain.com/fruits-that-taste-* http://www.newdomain.com/*

Not sure if this is at all possible.  Looking at my existing htaccess file I see that it is already using RewriteRule for other items.  I read somewhere that RewriteRule is used for more elaborate directs.  So it is available if it helps with this solution.

Thanks!

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Could your try this from redirecting site of  sitea to siteb on your .htaccess. file  ?

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*sitea.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://siteb.com/$1 [R=301,L]


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Hi Duncak.

Thanks  I will do the test and get back to you later today.

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Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the answer.  Sorry for the delay in awarding points.

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thanks for your pt,

Have a nice day

Duncan
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