Confused by documentation for /alias/

graq nginx-forum at
Wed Aug 10 10:15:01 UTC 2011



For example:

location ~ ^/download/(.*)$ {
  alias /home/website/files/$1;
The request "/download/book.pdf" will return the file
"/home/website/files/book.pdf". Note again that only part of the request
URI after the location is appended to the path defined by alias.

Why doesn't this return the directory "home/website/files/book.pdf/" ?

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