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I'm trying to figure out how to redirect one URL to one location: to

And have all other requests from point to

So essentially all other requests will redirect to except for

I've tried setting up a Redirect rule in Apache but I'm not having any luck. I get a "The page isn't redirecting properly" message.

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /opt/www/
Redirect /admin
Redirect /

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Did you try (note the trailing slash):

Redirect /admin

Otherwise it would match /admin again in the Redirect, and get stuck in the loop you mentioned.

Alternatively, you could use mod_rewrite (untested):

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !admin
RewriteRule (.*)$1 [L]

(Apache will automatically redirect to for any directory, so you would just need to refine the RewriteCond.)

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Thanks Jay. Rewrite rules worked perfectly. – hfranco Sep 23 '12 at 18:02

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