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I'm a mod_rewrite novice and a regex noob, but here's what I want to do:

I've got a script that will re-size images on the fly. I'd like to be able to take any image file path, add a query string to it, and have it automatically sent to the script to process.

So something like:

from: http://mysite.com/images/logo.jpg?w=100&h=50 
to:   http://mysite.com/images/thumbs/phpThumb.php?src=logo.jpg&w=100&h=50

Of course, if no query string is specified, it should just point to the original file.

Using the .htaccess file in the /images, I've got this. But it doesn't work at all. Or at best, it break all my sites images:

 <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*
    RewriteRule ([^\s]+(\.(?i)(jpg|png|gif|bmp))$) /thumbs/phpThumb.php?src=$1 [L,QSA]
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This would probably get a higher response on stackoverflow –  George Jul 23 '10 at 21:04
Actually did a quick search, and found more mod_rewrite discussion here. Besides, I got the answer I needed! –  Bryan M. Jul 24 '10 at 15:11

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

First add a RewriteBase, this will strip the /images/ part in the query string. You will get photo.jpg?w=... instead of /images/photo.jpg?w=....

Second add /images/ to the redirection, because your current redirection tells to go to http://mysite.com/thumbs/phpThumbs... instead of http://mysite.com/images/thumbs/phpThumbs....

This gives something like this:

 <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /images/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.+
    RewriteRule ([^\s]+(\.(?i)(jpg|png|gif|bmp))$) /images/thumbs/phpThumb.php?src=$1 [L,QSA]
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I think you might want to change one line to: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.+ so it will match only if a query string is present –  Swish Jul 23 '10 at 19:59
Nice catch ;) thanks –  Weboide Jul 23 '10 at 20:10
Excellent! Works great (good to know I was close). I actually used RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^[wh] to limit the keys accepted, so as not to interfere with any other potential query params down the road. –  Bryan M. Jul 23 '10 at 21:05

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