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I know about the HttpRewriteModule, but I don't really know how to handle regex and I would need to redirect all URLs within a certain directory to another, specifically

example.com/component/tag/whatever

to

example.com/tag/whatever

Could some one tell me how to do this in Nginx?

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Do you mean something like:

rewrite ^/component(.*)$ $1 last;
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I think this will do it, thank you so much. I'm awful at regular expressions; I will have to try to learn them... – javipas Aug 18 '11 at 12:05
    
regex101.com/r/qJ5gU1/1 has explanation on the right side – Jon Mar 25 '15 at 11:13
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You may need to replace last by break. (Last will try to resolve other locations after the rewrite). – Thomas Decaux Apr 11 '15 at 9:57

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