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Vger gemini server can now redirect

Written by Solène, on 02 January 2021.
Tags: #gemini

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I added a new feature to Vger gemini server.

Vger git repository

The protocol supports status code including redirections, Vger had no way to know if a user wanted to redirect a page to another. The redirection litteraly means "You asked for this content but it is now at that place, load it from there".

To keep it with vger Unix way, a redirection is done using a symbolic link:

The following command would redirect requests from gemini://perso.pw/blog/index.gmi to gemini://perso.pw/capsule/index.gmi:

ln -s "gemini://perso.pw/capsule/index.gmi" blog/index.gmi

Unfortunately, this doesn't support globbing, in other words it is not possible to redirect everything from /blog/ to /capsule/ without creating a symlink for all previous resources to their new locations.