Redirect a filename in Netlify without specifying the path
I check my Netlify Analytics every now and again to see what pages people are looking for but not finding, so that I can fix things with redirect in my
Most of the human redirects have been fixed, so it’s all just spambots now, looking for
.env; none of which exist on my server. The latest bot has been looking for a
wlwmanifest.xml, and it’s really going for it! So much so that it has taken over 14 of my 15 slots in my Netlify Analytics dashboard, so I can’t see much. I see the following (double initial forward slashes sic):
I didn’t fancy adding 14 redirects to my already lengthy
netlify.toml file, so I had a search for some way of targeting any
wlwmanifest.xml file, regardless of the directory it’s in. Nothing. Not a bean.
But I did some testing on a staging server and worked it out. Here’s how:
from = "*/wlwmanifest.xml"
to = "/404"
status = 301
force = true
All you need is an asterisk before the forward slash, and it will redirect any request for that file, regardless of the directory it’s being looked for in.