express-redirect

Flexible redirection plugin

express-redirect

express-redirect offers you simple and blazing fast redirection rules. Even very complex redirect rules don't take longer than 1 ms. It just comes down to concatenating strings.

Say goodbye to writing 10 lines of code for a plain redirection over and over again.

If you want redirections with fancy JS expressions, you should probably check out deviate.

$ npm install express-redirect
var express = require("express")
  , redirect = require("express-redirect");
 
var app = express();
redirect(app); // mount the plugin 
// just a smple redirect 
app.redirect("/p/:id", "/page/:id");
 
// you want it permanent? 
app.redirect("/p/:id", "/page/:id", 301);
 
// no id, goto page # 1 
app.redirect("/p/:id?", "/page/:id(1)");
 
// only redirect POST (for whatever reason) 
app.redirect("/contact", "/thanks", "post")
 
// a bit more complex 
app.redirect(
  "/entry/:entry/comments/:action(view|edit|delete)?/:id([0-9]+)/:reply([0-9]+)?",
  "/entry/:entry/comments/:action(view)/:id/:reply?"
);
 
// external redirects work too 
app.redirect(
  "/google/:query?",
  "https://www.google.de/?q=:query(Nyan+Cat)"
);

express-redirect mounts the new method app.redirect(route, target, [status], [method]) to your app. You can access it just like app.get() or app.post() etc.

The parameter route is a string and is required. It can contain parameters like :id, :year([0-9]{4})? or :action(view|edit). It's basically just the same as a route you would pass to app.get().

The parameter target is a string and is required. It can contain parameters like :id, :year? or :action(view), where a ? marks an optional parameter and (someString) is a default value.
The parameters get replaced by their respective counterparts in the route.

app.redirect("/a/:id([0-9]+)?", "/b/:id(1)");
app.redirect("/c/:action(view|delete)?", "/d/:action?");
/a           -> /b/1
/a/100       -> /b/100
/c           -> /d
/c/view      -> /d/view

The parameter status is an integer and is optional. It is a HTTP (redirection) status code. It defaults to 307 (Temporary Redirect).

The parameter method is a string and is optional. It is a VERB as in express' router. It defaults to all.

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 20012-2013 Jan Buschtöns <buschtoens@gmail.com>

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