Shouldn't this trigger an nginx 404?

Michael Shadle mike503 at
Thu Mar 26 11:13:31 MSK 2009

2009/3/26 Igor Sysoev <is at>:

> Besides "fastcgi_intercept_errors on" you also need
>     error_page  404  /404.html;
> nginx does not intercept an error if there is no custom handler for it:
> it does not show its default pages. This allows to intercept some errors,
> while passing others as are.

This would be good to document. I will try to remember to add it to the wiki.

>                 location ~ ^/files/(.*) {
>                         fastcgi_pass;
>                         fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME /path/to/foo.php;
>                         fastcgi_param  QUERY_STRING    file=$1;
>                 }

Is there any performance benefit here? Rewrite seems simple. Any I
would like to use try_files for any possible situation that it is
suitable for now ;)

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