Question on rewriting ...

Rakhesh Sasidharan rakhesh at
Sat Sep 8 09:27:31 MSD 2007

Maxim Dounin wrote:

> Hello!
> On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> [...]
>>> With this config, it returns rss feed for /feed/rss, atom feed for 
>>> /feed/atom, and rss feed again for /feed/no-such-feed. Looks like what you 
>>> are trying to achive.
>>> Versions: WordPress 2.2.2, nginx 0.6.10.
>> Yup, that's exactly what I want to achieve. Cool!
>> In my config, SCRIPT_FILENAME is set to 
>> /path/to/wordpress/$fastcgi_script_name. I didn't test out by changing it 
>> to $document_root/$fastcgi_script_name, will do once I get back to that 
>> machine.
>> Why would changing SCRIPT_FILENAME to the latter make a difference btw? My 
>> understanding is that $document_root points to the directive root of the 
>> current request, shouldn't that be /path/to/wordpress anyways? Or am I 
>> missing something?
> SCRIPT_FILENAME should point to wordpress php script to run, exact syntax
> before variable substitution doesn't matter. I've just bored typing and so 
> used $document_root as a shortcut.


I had a go at this, and it doesn't work. :-(

First of all, when I replaced SCRIPT_FILENAME with 
$document_root$fastcgi_script_name, it started looking for the wordpress 
files in /usr/local/etc/nginx/html (this is on FreeBSD and that's where 
Nginx looks for its file by default). Dunno where it started taking that 
from suddenly! I don't mention this location anywhere in my config files, 
so it must be getting set elsewhere ...

Since you say that shouldn't matter, I'll ignore it for now.

I am on Nginx 0.5.31, while you are on 0.6.10. Would that make a 


 				- Rakhesh

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