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For testing purposes I need to run site from /test_directory/, however every element in index.php and other places uses absolute path, e.g.:





I was trying rewriting base to /test_directory/ but unfortunately instead of reading from:




PHP is reading from:




where that file of course not exists.


I'm not familiar with RewriteBase, however I think it should work that way if I want change base dir to subdirectory.


So I need to change absolute path to every single file and every link.


Here we go with my .htaccess:



RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /test_directory/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?var=$1 [QSA,L]


Any help will be appreciated.


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Ok, one person asked me about this problem privately an hour ago, so after a few years, well, just two years, I can answer to my question :). Hope it helps other.


This is very easy task, as .htaccess must be available in both directories. And the only difference between them is RewriteBase parameter:


For main directory it will be:

RewriteBase /

And for test_directory it will be just:

RewriteBase /test_directory

So it's easy to keep whole project in separate directory nested in other one.


I must say that it's funny how everything has changed in my development workflow since this post. For now I'm using VM with Vagrant and Ansible provisioning, Jenkins and so on. For this particular example I would rather expose my VM for somebody, or just create some staging server, etc. however sometimes it's quicker just to put some files somewhere so here is an answer. I hope everything's clear :).

Edited by BagoZonde

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