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Is it possible in nginx to have a location {...} block that matches query parameters. For example I want to pick up that preview=true in URL below and then instruct it to do several different things, all possible in a location block.

http://192.158.0.1/web/test.php?hello=test&preview=true&another=var

The problem I'm having is that my test stuff doesn't seem to match, it seems like I can only match the URL itself?

E.g.

location ~ ^(.*)(preview)(.*)$

Or something aloong those lines?

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  • What are you trying to do? Oct 12, 2012 at 13:07
  • To match preview=true in the url in order to disable caching in the location (as location / caches)
    – Dave
    Oct 12, 2012 at 20:02

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Use the proxy_cache_bypass directive.

proxy_cache_bypass $arg_preview;
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  • This is correct; thanks Michael. Unfortunately it's not possible to match arguments in a location {} block though
    – Dave
    Oct 13, 2012 at 10:27
  • You shouldn't be using a separate location block at all. If this doesn't work with your existing directives, you've probably found a bug in nginx. Oct 13, 2012 at 12:28

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