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I am trying to redirect my university webpage with an .htaccess file:

Redirect 301 /~foo/

However, instead of taking me to , it appends the ~foo so that it redirects to

How does one make it to redirect to only

PS: Actually, I believe by default it redirects to , maybe there is a setting our admin has changed, and I need to revert it?

I have also tried other combinations like:

Redirect 301 /

Redirect 301 /~foo

but they all redirect to

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Use wget -S to see what's actually being thrown back at you. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 27 '10 at 22:03
It looks like this is related to the UserDir setting in Apache. –  ustun Jul 27 '10 at 22:03
Redirect 301 /~foo works actually, there was some problem with caching. Make sure you try this in a new browser if the redirection doesn't work. –  ustun Mar 10 '11 at 12:52

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