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Is there such a thing as an automatic 301 redirect generator that I can use for the .htaccess file?
i.e. this 'generator' would take a snapshot _before_ the changes and another _after_ the changes and then automatically generate a list of 301 redirects to paste into the .htaccess file.
If so it would save a large amount of work in manually entering each 301 redirect statement, and the errors naturally associated with doing it manually.
I am using Dreamweaver on a Windows XP system. The website concerned is: www.astrocruise.com
If the URL structure has been properly designed, then a small number of patterns can be used, each matching hundreds or even thousands of URLs and programatically redirecting to the correct new format.
If that's not an option, then use a redirect script that captures all of the requests for old URLs, looks up the new URL in a table, or database, and then issues the appropriate redirect HEADER data back to the browser.