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Regular expression

Regular expression

Regular expression

I have a directory and following are its contents:


drwxr-xr-x WEB-INF
-rw-r--r-- about.jsp
-rw-r--r-- index.jsp
-rw-r--r-- help_docs.jsp

Can someone please explain to what this expression will result in:

^/(.*)$ /ppp/ndm/ndm_ari/$1

I am assuming results of regular expression ^/(.*)$ will appended to /ppp/ndm/ndm_ari by using $1. But I just can't figure out what this regular expression will produce? Is there any way to write a shell script to see this in real time?

I tried ..but no success:

var = `grep '^/(.*)$' /ppp/ndm/ndm_ari/$1`
echo $var

No errors, but no results either.


RE: Regular expression

It is passed to a RewriteRule directive in apache httpd.conf file as show below:

<Virtual Host *:80>
ServerName fakename.xx.com
RewriteEnginer on
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /ppp/ndm/ndm_ari/$1 [L,PT]
JKMount /* tomcatinstancename
</Virtual Host>

RE: Regular expression

Is there a way to test this via shell script?

RE: Regular expression

I wish I found this before posing, but I hope this will help others.


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