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After a2enmod rewrite, I wrote the file /etc/apache2/conf-available/myspecific_rewrite.conf :

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/test(/.*)?$ http://anothersite.tld/test$1 [R]
RewriteRule ^/test2(/.*)?$ http://anothersite2.tld/test [R]

Then I a2enconf myspecific_rewrite and the correct symbolic link is created in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled.

The problem is that this conf doesn't work : the rewrite is not active.

I want that rewrite to be active for all my virtual hosts. This file I wrote defines RewriteRules outside of a <VirtualHost>... is there a way to make it working?

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you could use include in every VirtualHost directive pointing to the file.

Source for the info: SO comment by Jeremy Bourque

alternative you can use

RewriteEngine On

RewriteOptions Inherit

on every VirtualHost

Source: same question and Apache Docs for mod_rewrite

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  • Didn't know RewriteOptions Inherit. That did the trick. – Anthony O. Jun 12 '14 at 10:21
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Here is what I finally did : using mod_alias's Redirect and RedirectMatch directives.

Here is my conf file :

Redirect permanent /test http://anothersite.tld/test
RedirectMatch permanent ^/test2(/.*)?$ http://anothersite2.tld/test

Advantage : I don't need mod_rewrite anymore.

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