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Version 11 (modified by Adam Jacob Muller <adam@…>, 14 years ago) ( diff )

this is also better

Prettier URLs for Trac

If you would like the url to be like:


or (maybe with a subdomain):


this is one way, using mod_rewrite (in Apache):

load the module mod_rewrite, then, place this in your apache config: (if you have subdomain, inside a VirtualHost)

RewriteEngine On
<Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi">
  SetEnv TRAC_ENV "/path/to/trac/env"

ServerName <hostname>
Alias /trac "/usr/share/trac/htdocs"

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin /path/to/cgi-bin
RewriteRule ^/$ /cgi-bin/trac.cgi [R]

Or using ScriptAliasMatch you can redirect all request coming to / without rewriting the URL to the user:

SetEnv TRAC_ENV "/var/to/trac"

ScriptAliasMatch ^/(.*) /path/to/trac.cgi/$1

Also Note: Another simple way to do this is to put a redirect in /usr/share/trac/htdocs/index.html, such as:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=/cgi-bin/trac.cgi">

or put the following in /usr/share/trac/htdocs/index.php if your server supports php to enable a transparent redirect. <?php header("Location: /cgi-bin/trac.cgi"); ?>

See also: TracInstall, TracMultipleProjects, TracFaq: "How can I create a nice URL to access trac.cgi?"

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.