Apache ModRewrite pattern not stored

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I can't figure out why the below doesn't work

RewriteCond ${foobar:test:$1} ^
RewriteRule ^/?(.*)$ /check.php?url=$1 [L]

foobar is a program (simple bash script) and from within it I am writing to file to see what the input is. check.php is a simple php script which displays the contents of GET. Here is what I get when I pass the regular expression ($1) to both the shell script and the php script:

url                          check.php             foobar

www.example.com/index.html   index.html            test:
www.example.com/index.php    index.php             test:
www.example.com/test.html    test.html             test:

basically, the pattern is recognized within the RewriteRule, but not the parameter to foobar.

Note: there is nothing wrong with the shell script. If instead I call it like so ${foobar:test:abc123} the output is "test:abc123"

2012-04-03 23:07
by puk


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From my point of view:

RewriteCond ${foobar:test:$1} ^

the first $1 is a non-sense because $1 should refer to a previous expression, like:

RewriteRule ^/?(.*)$ /check.php?url=$1 [L]

So I don't get how this could work, and if something works, it's... strange.

See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_rewrite.html#rewritemap

Maybe something like:

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ${foobar:test:$1} [R,L,NC]

Could work.

2012-04-04 06:23
by Olivier Pons