mod_rewrite: Displaying original URL request

There are many comprehensive examples for mod_rewrite usage – you’ll google virtually any topic.

Here’s one that I couldn’t find easily: answer to the query “how to display original url mod_rewrite”. I wanted to have client browser display original address string, not the one of a redirected page.

The answer is rather simple: don’t use [R] flag in your RewriteRule. In other words, instead of

RewriteRule ^hacking/$ wordpress/category/hacking/ [R,L]


RewriteRule ^hacking/$ wordpress/category/hacking/ [L]

in your .htaccess.



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