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Can anyone give an example of Url when the following two configs behave differently?


location ~ /\. { 

location ~ (^|/)\. { 
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closed as not a real question by Michael Hampton, mdpc, Magellan, Scott Pack, Wesley Nov 29 '12 at 19:00

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(^|/)\. is pointless overcomplicated and fully equivalent to /\. since all URI paths in nginx begin with /.

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What if user request GET foo instead of GET /foo? Will nginx also append a /? – Ryan Nov 29 '12 at 17:52
Nginx will return the 400 Bad Request error, just like any other HTTP server to respect RFC. – VBart Nov 29 '12 at 18:58

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