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Some sites create dynamic urls, like perhaps http://www.foo.com/cow'>http://www.foo.com/cow Where "cow" is not a file or a directory, but is redirected and the page is dynamically generated. I've looked in the usual places, but I can't figure out how this is done. If someone type's http://www.foo.com/cow , and I'm foo.com, how would I get that redirected to, say, http://www.foo.com/script.php?id=cow ? I think the answer lies in the .htaccess file, but I'm not sure.



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Welcome to the forums zethon :)


You are correct, it's done in the .htaccess


You can either do a single redirect

>redirect 301 /cow http://www.foo.com/script.php?id=cow


or a general redirect (in this case, for all files except "elephant"


>RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase   /
# don't rewite for elephant
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/elephant
# rewrite for eveything else ...
RewriteRule ^(.*) /script.php?id=$1 [L]

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