Is there a way to write notes in .htaccess file like we do in html or css files? If yes how?
Yes, start the line with a #
Yes. If they are just on one line, you can just put
// at the start of the line to make it a comment.
If your comment goes over multiple lines, I believe you can wrap those lines in /* */ (like PHP and CSS) but test this out rather than taking my word for it, as I'm not sure if it works in all circumstances.
Beaten to it—no doubt with a better answer!
Is this how its done # Redirect 301 /example.html http://www.domain.com/example.html
Make sure the line starts with the # (no words before it, like you have).
The easiest way to be sure is to test it on your htaccess file.
For reference, // and /* */ do NOT work in .htaccess. only #
Eek, thanks Remon. DK mentions them in his notes, so I obviously misread the purpose of them.
SES & Ralph,
That (# anywhere on the line will render anything following it as a comment) was the best answer for a one-liner but you can comment out an entire block of mod_rewrite code using the RewriteEngine on|off directive. Obviously,
# bunch of mod_rewrite code - enabled by the 'on'
any [B][I]mod_rewrite code[/I][/B] which needs to be disabled
# return to mod_rewrite processing
The only warning I can provide is that the RewriteEngine directive is specific to mod_rewrite code processing so don't use it to comment out Apache directives!
Yes, I get too focused on mod_rewrite but this is a very useful way to comment out mod_rewrite code.
Cool, thanks DK. Now I have to learn to distinguish between the two.
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