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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] How to redirect to certain request
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 14:38:27 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jason Lieurance []
>[client] File does not exist:
>/usr/local/apache/delphosherald/March. obits.html
>And about a hundred or more similar to the ones above.  It 
>seams as if some people
>either have an old address in their favorites, or another page 
>is linking to the
>wrong information.
>What I want to know is how to redirect the requests for any 
>html file with the
>word "obit" to

It sounds like the "RedirectMatch" directive will do what you want

One snag, watch you don't make an infinite loop by making your target
also subject to the redirect. e.g. (untested)

RedirectMatch .*^/obit.*

(i.e. 0 or more any characters then anything but a "/" then "obit" then
0 or more any characters. This should match "/March.obits.html" but not
match "/obit.php". Check up on regular expressions to refine it...)

PS - I'd be a bit worried about the whitespace in the resolved path
names - where is that comeing from?

Owen Boyle
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>Is there some way to do it through an .htaccess file or maybe 
>in the httpd.conf
>Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.s
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