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Playnig the shell game with file names

4:57 am on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was hoping I can get some help on the following issue. I'm using a heavily modified version of phpBB2 to run an entire site, and am using an additional file (portal.php) to act as the true frontpage for the site.

Problem is, many people already use index.php for the frontpage, and this is causing some problems. My vision was to use mod_rewrite to alter these on the fly. Basically, to use two references as following:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^viewcat.php(.*) /index.php$1
RewriteRule ^index.php(.*) /portal.php$1

The idea is that all references to index.php actually push to the portal.php file, and all references to viewcat.php actually push to the (real) index.php ...

Is this feasible/possible?

1:03 am on Sept 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Boy, you got me here scratching my head.

I run the same software (phpBB2) for several websites and still can't help you.

Are you sure you have ReWrite working?

ooops-forgot my manners:

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2:46 am on Sept 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld MLimburg :)

I think you should change the order of the two statements, so that the index match comes first and the viewcat second. Otherwise there's a chance that you would get this:

viewcat.php to index.php to portal.php

- and that is not what you want.

4:00 am on Sept 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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... And use the [L] flag!