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I am running apache2 on debian etch, with multiple virtual hosts.

I want to redirect so that goes to

Should be really simple, but google isn't quite cutting it. I've tried the Redirect and Rewrite stuff and they don't quite seem to do what I want ...

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There are many ways you could approach this, but what is exactly what you are trying to accomplish? – WerkkreW May 19 '09 at 17:24
up vote 69 down vote accepted

Feel a bit silly - a bit more googling turned up the answer I was after:

RedirectMatch ^/$ /git/

Basically redirecting the root, and only the root.

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You've got the correct answer there with the redirect. You have to be careful when redirecting everything to somewhere else, since you can get recursive redirects there. This happens if you want to put up a maintenance page.

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Indeed. Redirect / /git/ results in recursive fireworks. – davor May 9 '15 at 20:51

You can use Redirect directive.

<Directory />
   Redirect permanent /
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