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From "Krist van Besien" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Looking for RewriteRule regex aid
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:30:42 GMT
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:23 AM, wi <> wrote:
> Hi all
>  I have a need to create a RewriteRule that will take something like
>  /clubhouse/1234567/mediafile.jpg
>  and turn it into
>  /clubhouse/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/mediafile.jpg
>  It seems like a relatively simple thing, but the number of digits in
>  the source URI could be anything between 1 and 18, so the regex starts
>  getting a bit hairy.
>  Before I get too desperate, perhaps someone with potent regex chops
>  would like to take a shot at it!

You'll need to "loop".

RewriteRule   /clubhouse/(\d+)(\d)/(.*)       /clubhouse/$1/$2/$3    [N]

This rule will match as long as there are two consecutive digits, and
will split of one digit. The N flag causes rewriting to start again
with the new url. So this will be repeatedly evaluated until there are
no more consecutive digits....

So /clubhouse/1234567/mediafile.jpg
becomes /clubhouse/123456/7/mediafile.jpg
then /clubhouse/12345/6/7/mediafile.jpg
and so on
till you get /clubhouse/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/mediafile.jpg

If you have more rewrite rules it is probably best to put this one at the start.


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