redirect help please... this one's driving me mad!

Payam Chychi pchychi at
Fri Mar 21 05:14:15 UTC 2014

Hi Steve,

that's a lot of apache nonsense ;) that you shouldn't need

check out:

another useful link with great commenting:


On 2014-03-20, 9:44 PM, Steve Holdoway wrote:
> I'm tryiing to migrate a site that uses codeigniter behind modx to draw
> pages, and this is the block that breaks the site when I remove it
> from .htaccess...
>          RewriteRule ^$ home [L]
>          RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?([^\.]*)\..*$ [NC]
>          RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/?$
>          RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
>          RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
>          RewriteRule (.*) index.php?q=/_%1/pages/$1 [L,QSA]
> Does anyone have an idea on how to rewrite that? From debugging code
> added to the site, it seems to go through index.php 3 times for each
> page draw!
> Any suggestions gratefully received - I can't get my head around the
> params from the condition and those from the rule and how to do this in
> nginx!
> Steve

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