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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

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up vote 52 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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On my own website, I used a 301 redirect by placing the following in index.php in the root directory:

// Permanent redirection
header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
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That works, but using PHP just to do a redirect is overkill (and not as efficient as Apache directives). – David Z May 20 '09 at 5:07

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 at 20:51

You can use Redirect directive.

<Directory />
   Redirect permanent /
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