unable to rewrite rule passing two params

Hello Experts,

Please reference question: "unable to rewrite/remap urls, any ideas why? (Apache 2.2)"
'Hielo' provided the solution... However, I am unable to use rewrite using two params...

Server details:
Server version: Apache/2.2.26 (Unix)
Server built:   Mar  4 2014 19:02:56
Cpanel::Easy::Apache v3.24.11 rev9999

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?example\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?(pictures)$ /index.php?rt=$1 [NC,L] #this works 

RewriteRule ^/?(pictures)/([0-9]+)$ /index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2 [NC,L] #this does not

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any ideas?

thank you for your help...
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What is your input url? By any chance it ends in a slash?  What you provided should work for:

but not for:

To support the optional slash, try:
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/([0-9]+)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

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epifanio67Author Commented:
thanks Hielo,

hmmmm... no this:
does not work...
with or without the slash...

thanks for your help...
I tested the expression and it works.  Your problem is most likely because of the comments to the right of your rewrite rules.  Put your comments at the start of a line by themselves.  Below is what worked for me.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

# if the main "index.php" file is requested don't do any redirects
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

# you don't need this rule.  The one after that takes it into account.  
# To clarify given =>"(www\.)?" the question makes the parenthesized expression optional
#         RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [OR]

# if the domain is www.example.com OR www.example.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?example\.com$
# AND the requested items is not a file
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
# AND the requested item is not a directory
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d                              
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1" [NC,L]
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/([0-9]+)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

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epifanio67Author Commented:
Thank you Hielo, I really appreciate your help...

for some odd reason, the second param is cause the page headers not to load.... very odd...
it works great with one parameter but not two.

I tried the following:
# did not work... second param causes 404 error
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1" [NC,L]
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/([0-9]+)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

# also tried this... same results:
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1" [NC,L]
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?([0-9]+)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

#also this... same results
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1" [NC,L]
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/([0-9]+)$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

# finally this... same results
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?$" "/index.php?rt=$1" [NC,L]
RewriteRule "^/?(pictures)/?([0-9]+)$" "/index.php?rt=$1&pg=$2" [NC,L]

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no sure what's causing the error.... any logs that will give me a clue?

you think there is a different way to write it?

Thx so much for help..
Hmmm, I tried the regexes at http://htaccess.madewithlove.be.  I used the following as the input urls:


They work if you remove the quotes.  On my server it works with and without the quotes.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^\/?(products)\/?$ /index.php?p=$1 [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^\/?(products)\/?(\d+)/?$ /index.php?p=$1&i=$2 [NC,L]

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epifanio67Author Commented:
thank you so much Hielo...

still doesn't work.... very odd.. I have tried with and without quotes....

apache errors only say 'File does not exist'..... is there a way I can log these errors some how?

Thanks again....
>> 'File does not exist'
Let's assume that you have the following setup:
DOCUMENT_ROOT = /var/www/html

So, your "homepage" is at:

Where is your .htaccess file located?
Do you have a RewriteBase defined in your .htaccess file? (see post ID: 40894520 above)
Do you have any other rules besides what we have discussed here?

Lastly, you said it works for one parameter.  Let's append info to that parameter to find out what mod_rewrite sees:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?example\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?(pictures)/?$ /test.php?rt=$1--%{REQUEST_FILENAME}--%{DOCUMENT_ROOT} [NC,L]

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then load your url in the browser (this is not a production/live server right?)
http://site.com/pictures. Then in test.php put:
print_r( $_GET );

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What do you see as the output?

See if adding your cpanel account path helps.
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