Request for a "no capture" rewrite directive enhancement

Igor Sysoev igor at
Wed May 28 10:02:03 UTC 2014

On 28 May 2014, at 08:55, Peter Mescalchin <peter.mescalchin at> wrote:

> Thanks Igor,
>    I had explored that method already, sadly (as you know) "alias" is given as an absolute path meaning I can't use this block of config within multiple virtual hosts which I include; - would have to re-write this same block of config for each Virtual host modifying the alias path prefix.
> And since alias man page explicitly states that $document_root can't be used it's not possible to complete this config in a reusable way. (e.g. alias $document_root/path/to/$1/$2; would be perfect).
> Alas, I think what I have (storing the captures in temp vars) is the only real solution thus far.
> Unless the penny hasn't dropped in my head? :)

Then you can set these variable directly in regex:
location ~ "^/[a-f0-9]{16}/(<?resource_type>css|js)/(<?resource_path>.+)” {

Igor Sysoev

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