Fetching a string by parsing URL

sudharshanr nginx-forum at nginx.us
Thu Jul 23 19:32:26 UTC 2015

For some reason, I'm getting it as null. This is my config file:

map $uri $last_path {
~*/(?<pathname>[^/]+)/?$ $pathname;

server {
listen 80;
root /basefolder;

error_page 500 501 502 503 504 =

location ~*/error5x.html? {
alias /Desktop/error5x.html;

location ~*/path1/ {

if (-f $document_root/error503.html) {
return 503;

However, if I update the location directive as below:

location ~*/error5x.html? {
alias /Desktop/error5x.html?name=$arg_name&path=$last_path;

I get a file not found error. But when I check the nginx log, I can see that
it is fetching the $last_path variable. Just that it takes it as part of the
file name and throws a 404 error. So it's something like "open()
"/Desktop/error5x.html?name=abc&path=xyz" failed (2: No such file or


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