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I am trying to rewrite all the old oscommerce links to a new website. But I am having trouble with part of the URL I need to rewrite.

The link looks like this:

This rewrite works for the above link:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}  ^/product_info.php$
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^cPath=3_72&products_id=129&osCsid=([A-Za-z0-9-_]+)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [R=301,L]

But will not work for:

My problem is that I want the rewrite to work no matter if the &osCsid=6j3iabkldjcmgi3s1344lk1285 part is included or not.



  1. I think you can achieve this by not specifying the closing delimiter ($)

    Give this a try:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}  ^/product_info.php$
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^cPath=3_72&products_id=129
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [R=301,L]

    By not putting the $ at the end of the regex string you are basically saying: match any string that starts with …, no matter what comes after

    Hope this helps 🙂

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  2. This should do the job just fine:

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^cPath=3_72&products_id=129
    RewriteRule ^product_info.php$ [R=301,L]
    1. There is no need for separate condition RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/product_info.php$ — this part can be (actually, SHOULD BE, for better performance) moved to RewriteRule.

    2. This is enough ^cPath=3_72&products_id=129 — it tells “When query strings STARTS with …”. No need to include optional/non-important parameters osCsid=([A-Za-z0-9-_]+).

    3. This rule is to be placed in .htaccess file in website root folder. If placed elsewhere some small tweaking may be required.

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