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redirect from one folder to another not working

 2:04 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)


I know this sounds like such a simple question, but nothing I've tried actually works.

All I want to do is redirect say

www.domain.com/folder1/name/id/1 to www.domain.com/folder2/name/id/1

The rule should redirect all pages within folder1, to folder2

Closest I get is:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/folder1/*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [domain.com...] [R=301,L,NC]

...but it ends up like /folder1/folder2/#*$!#*$! instead.

What am I doing wrong please?



 8:47 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

You're not capturing the string "folder1" by itself. You have to capture it in order to get rid of it. Or, in this case, to replace it. Don't do anything else with the rest of the address; you don't need anchors unless you've carelessly used the "folder1" name in some other unrelated location too.

Use "example.com". The forums convert everything else-- even if it's just as phony-- into an active link. We need to see what you actually typed.


 11:47 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi Lucy,

I was using this:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/folder1/*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/folder2/$1 [R=301,L,NC]


 11:57 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

(.*) pattern captures ALL of the requested URL. The (.*) pattern is greedy, promiscuous and ambiguous.

Adjust the pattern to capture only the bits you want to re-use in the new URL request.

RewriteRule ^unwanted(wanted)$ http://www.example.com/folder2/$1 [R=301,L]

 11:48 am on Jul 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone.

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