.htaccess basics

hello everyone,
can anyone help me how to use .htaccess files from<snip>

[font=verdana]At the top of the forum where you posted this, there’s a post called READ THIS FIRST: Important links, an introduction to mod_rewrite, installing Apache. If you read that, it goes through most of the common questions about htaccess. Please read that, and if you’ve got any specific questions after that, please ask them in a new thread.

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