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I would like to know if I can conditionally serve a specific file as a 404 page based on the request url, or the content-type/mime-type requested.

I'm guess something along the lines of:

if url_extention == (gif|jpg|png):

I am not too familiar with NGINX 404/url rewrites.

At the moment, I have:


   listen 80;
   server_name static.example.com;
   access_log off;
   location / {
       root /warehouse/web/static/static.example.com;
       expires 3d;
       error_page 404 = /404.gif;

   location /404.gif {
       root /warehouse/web/static/404;
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Not exactly a nice looking configuration but it should work.

error_page 404 = @missing;

location @missing {
  if ($request_filename ~* [gif|jpg|png]$){
    rewrite ^ /404.gif;
  if ($request_filename !~* [gif|jpg|png]$){
    rewrite ^ /404.html;
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nice. Thank you. –  Louis Aug 27 '10 at 18:03

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