Apache rewrite rule with back-reference in the regex
This might be obvious, but it took me a little while to work it out so I’m documenting it here for posterity.
I recently rearranged some of the files in the PyMOTW section of my
PyMOTW/atexit/index.html for example. I wanted to create an Apache
RewriteRule to fix all of the references to those pages, but didn’t
want to list them all manually.
I ended up with this rule:
RewriteRule ^/PyMOTW/(.*)/1.html$ /PyMOTW/$1/ [L,R=permanent]
1, is what I had trouble with. I kept trying variations of
because, well, that’s what I used in the second part of the rule. Oh,