Can these rules be ported easily to nginx?

Arvind Jayaprakash work at
Tue Dec 30 20:04:56 MSK 2008

Shri @ DevLib.Org wrote:
> I'm considering migrating an ecommerce site that we run, to nginx.
> The default rules that we have in Apache, look fairly complex and I'd 
> like to seek some guidance to see if they can be migrated to Ngix 0.7.27 
> or somewhere close to that.
> 1) RedirectMatch gone:
> # block all smarty templates (no reason to have these exposed)
> RedirectMatch gone ^/.*\.tpl$

This sounds like a location block with a custom status

> 2) Complex RewriteRules. These just work under Apache and while I've had 
> sucess in several instances with nginx by replacing RewriteRule with 
> rewrite and the [QSA,L] with last, I'd like to see if anyone spots 
> anything obvious.
> RewriteRule 
> ^([^/]*/)?[^/]+-printable-(productcode|title|price|orderby)-up-c-([0-9]+)-p-([0-9]+)\.html$ 
> $1home.php?printable=Y&sort=$2&sort_direction=0&cat=$3&page=$4 [QSA,L]
> RewriteRule 
> ^([^/]*/)?[^/]+-printable-(productcode|title|price|orderby)-down-c-([0-9]+)-p-([0-9]+)\.html$ 
> $1home.php?printable=Y&sort=$2&sort_direction=1&cat=$3&page=$4 [QSA,L]

The rules are not complex; just the regex is :)
Read it as:
some_regex new_url [QSA,L]

QSA always happens in nginx.
L corresponds to last

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