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I'm trying to redirect the following URL

Http://example.com/category/something

To redirect to

Http://something.example.com/category/something

Where "something" could be anything.

I've already set up nginx and Dns for wild card and confirmed that that works.

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Where is an orthodox way:

location /category/ {
      location ~ ^/category/(?<category>.+)$ {
            return 302 http://$category.example.com/category/$category
      }
}

Without "rewrite". Tested at nginx/1.0.0

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This worked great. –  drewrockshard Nov 7 '11 at 19:57

untested.. but should work

location / {
   rewrite  ^/category/(.*)$  http://$1.example.com/category/$1  permanent;
}
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This didn't work - does the file or path have to exist or does nginx just route it as requested? –  drewrockshard Nov 7 '11 at 19:50

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