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Offline mocore

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many links around the forum point to linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/ which is currently 404

eg http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24017.msg151374.html#msg151374


using : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/redirector/ ( perhaps other similar extensions  exist and could also work ??)

and the below regexp & redirector con-fig
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Example redirect, try going to https://www.linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/dcore:faq.html
Redirect:^https://www.linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/([a-zA-Z0-9_:]*)
to:http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/doku.php?id=$1
Hint:send old 404 wiki mirror links to the actual wiki
Example:https://www.linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/dcore:faq.html → http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/doku.php?id=dcore:faq
Applies to: Main window (address bar)



the old broken links will now find new working wiki :D

hope some find this method useful

i guess similar redirector rule could be a temporary workaround  for the old wiki links mentioned hear: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,25957.msg166649.html#msg166649




   
« Last Edit: October 27, 2022, 01:21:01 PM by mocore »

Offline CentralWare

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Re: redirecting dead wiki links ( linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/ )
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2022, 07:02:48 PM »
many links around the forum point to linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/ which is currently 404
eg http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24017.msg151374.html#msg151374

@mocore: I just ran a basic search (top right of this page, for example) and came across two posts referring to LinuxSecrets.com
(This post will likely now be the third.)
Yes, it's sad when third party sites clean house and things get lost in the wind, but in this case, it might just be easier to update the links in question on the board as opposed to installing firefox extensions (for those who even use FireFox, that is.)

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Re: redirecting dead wiki links ( linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/ )
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2022, 07:13:05 PM »
Hi CentralWare
I've already started tracking down the posts with  linuxsecrets  and fixing those links.

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Re: redirecting dead wiki links ( linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/ )
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2022, 09:49:06 PM »
Hi CentralWare
Fixed 65 posts that dealt with actual questions and answers.

I couldn't fix this one:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24278.msg154005.html#msg154005
I get the following error when clicking the Save or Preview button:
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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@forum.tinycorelinux.net to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Besides this thread, there are 9 other threads containing  linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki  all of
which refer to the Wiki being down. I saw no point in changing them.