Fantastic Igor - I didn’t know that you could do named captures in Nginx
good to know.
That solves it rather nicely.
And thanks B.R. - yep, that syntax is part of PCRE.
I think Igor is suggesting PERL named captures.
Although, it appears to me the correct syntax would rather be
as perlre docs <http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html#Extended-Patterns
Then, just use you first syntax (omitting the ‘set’ directives).
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Igor S. wrote:
On 28 May 2014, at 08:55, Peter M. <peter.mescalchin at
I had explored that method already, sadly (as you know) “alias” is
given as an absolute path meaning I can’t use this block of config
multiple virtual hosts which I include; - would have to re-write this
block of config for each Virtual host modifying the alias path prefix.
And since alias man page explicitly states that $document_root can’t be
used it’s not possible to complete this config in a reusable way. (e.g.
alias $document_root/path/to/$1/$2; would be perfect).
Alas, I think what I have (storing the captures in temp vars) is the
real solution thus far.
Unless the penny hasn’t dropped in my head?
Then you can set these variable directly in regex: