Problem with rewrite regexes when the URL contains a trailing slash (nginx-1.5.0)

Roberto F. robertof.public at
Wed May 22 18:40:43 UTC 2013

I'm having a problem with nginx's rewrite directive.
Basically, when the URL contains a trailing point, it is ignored by the 
rewrite regexp.
Let's do an example:
I load http://uri/something. (with the trailing point). Then, with the 
rewrite rule:
rewrite ^/something\.$ /index.html
I should see 'index.html', but instead that appears in the logfile (with 
rewrite_log set at on):
2013/05/22 20:36:07 [notice] 6256#1440: *57 "^/something\.$" does not 
match "/something", client:, server: localhost, request: "GET 
/something. HTTP/1.1", host: "localhost"
As you can see, the trailing point is missing from the "does not match" 
part of the log.

Is there any workaround for that?
Thank you in advance,

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