I have a static site with a setup like:

location / { index index.html; }
location /about/ { index about.html; }
location /app/ { index app.html; }
location /app/support/ { index support.html; }

This approach will not scale but I would like to continue this naming practice for the index files.

How to write a common case to resolve wrapping directory's names into index files with the same names? Thanks!

  • Why not use index.html in all directories? – Alexander Tolkachev Jun 28 '17 at 7:58
  • @AlexanderT It's more convenient for working with them – ten "index.html" tabs in a text editor are slightly confusing. – Ivan Mir Jun 28 '17 at 14:37

You could use try_files instead of an index directive. See this document for more. For example:

location ~ ^(.*)/([^/]+)/$ {
    try_files $1/$2/$2.html =404;

Placement of regular expression location blocks is critical as they are evaluated in order. See this document for details.

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