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I want to test for and serve a particular file if I find it anywhere in the request, and if I don't find it move on to the rest of the rules. I can't get it to consistently do this.

RewriteRule ^/ /var/www/html/index.html [NC,L]

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Can you clarify what you mean? Are you looking to act on requests sent to, or ones with as part of the file or directory structure in the request? – Shane Madden Sep 14 '11 at 22:09

The ^ means start of line/string, so requests to and should match, but would not match. Try removing the ^ and prefix the . with a \ so that it matches a . and not any char use

RewriteRule test\.com /var/www/html/index.html [NC,L] was used as a reference.

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Thanks for your response, it's very helpful. I'm still having an issue with vs I would think the folliowing would match either, but it doesn't seem to be the case: RewriteRule test\.com /var/www/html/index.html [NC,L] – d_b_g Sep 15 '11 at 14:12
I would think it would work too. Does work, but not – becomingwisest Sep 15 '11 at 18:06

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