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Re: [vox-tech] moving an url gracefully



You'll want to use your webserver's rewrite engine to do this.  For
apache, it's mod_rewrite.  It's pretty straightforward to do,
especially for something like this.

I believe it'd be something like:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/foo/(.*)$ /where/your/files/are/on/disk/$1 [L]

so if bar is in /var/www/foo/bar

RewriteRule ^/foo/(.*)$ /var/www/foo/$1 [L]

will reroute request for /foo/x to /var/www/foo/x

--Philip Neustrom

On 12/14/05, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> i have a directory on my webserver that contains some fairly popular pages.
>
> i'd like to change the url from
>
>    http://www.dirac.org/foo/bar
>
> to
>
>    http://www.dirac.org/bar
>
> is there a graceful way to do this and have the info updated by the search
> engines?  i hear that google puts higher rankings on urls that are around
> for a long time.  anyway of avoiding that reduction in rank?
>
> pete
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