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.HTACCESS rewrite help needed

Posted on 2014-01-31
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This is my .htaccess:

# BEGIN YOURLS
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^.*$ /yourls-loader.php [L]
</IfModule>
# END YOURLS



I need to make sure that the www is stripped from what the user types in the url.  If the user includes www ie: http://www.domain.com/lent my php script does not work.  It only works if you use http://domain.com/lent

As you can see, the info after the / must be passed to yourls-loader.php

Thanks.
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by:gr8gonzo
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Check out this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Web_Servers/Apache/A_10732-The-Basics-of-htaccess-Files-and-URL-Redirection.html

The first example is about redirecting non-www traffic to www. You'd just need to invert the condition and action.
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by:jasgot
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I googled my problem and found an exact answer. Thank you.
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by:jasgot
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for jasgot's comment #a39837433

for the following reason:

Found the answer on my own.
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Can you elaborate on why my suggestion didnt work for you? It was pretty much exactly what you were talking about..m
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by:jasgot
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I was unable to convert the info in that article to meet my needs. I found an exact drop in snippet elsewhere. For 500 points, I expected an answer not a research project.
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That's unfortunate. If you can't convert the first code snippet in that article (non-www to www) into what you need by essentially removing a ! and tweaking the redirect, then an exact snippet isn't going to help you in the long run.

Articles that teach you this stuff are considered valid answers (not "research projects") by most people, since they are teaching you how to fish, not just feeding you for a day.

FWIW, the code snippet in that article to redirect non-www traffic to www is:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]

The first step would be to invert the condition:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
to
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.

Then the second step would have just been to put in the non-www host, like this::
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://yourhost.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Again, the article would have explained how all that works.
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by:gr8gonzo
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In any event, if you're going to close out the question by saying that you have a separate answer that is somehow vastly different than the above, please help future people who come across this question and share your answer and then accept it as the answer.
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# BEGIN YOURLS
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.DOMAIN.org$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://DOMAIN.org/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^.*$ /yourls-loader.php [L]
</IfModule>
# END YOURLS

The article I found made it clear that these two lines had to be above the ReWriteCond lines that were already there.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.DOMAIN.org$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://DOMAIN.org/$1 [R=301,L]


I tried many variants using the article you provided as a guide and could not make it work until I found these instructions using google.

I'm sorry you were unable to provide an answer that worked for me. It was kind of you to provide the link to an article about ReWrite, though.

In the future, please remember that sometimes people come to EE for an answer because there is not enough time to figure it out on their own.  Since EE allows direct answers, you shouldn't be upset with people who are looking for direct answers.

Perhaps a better approach in the future might be "Here's an article about your topic, and here is a snippet that should work for you".

Cheers.
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