301 Redirect .zip files

Ubuntu LEMP 16.04

I can’t for the life of me figure this out. I’m trying to redirect a .zip file to a page on a new domain. I tried using the htaccess file but It doesn’t seem to be working.

The Idea Is to get

To redirect to a page on my actual site

My latest attempt

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
//301 Redirect Old File
Redirect 301 /
RewriteRule /$$1 [R=301,NC,L]

Am I missing something, or Is this not possible?

Regards, Stash

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Ryan Quinn
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May 21, 2018
Accepted Answer

This guide covers how to set up redirects on Nginx.

Placing this inside your server block in your Nginx configuration should do the trick:

rewrite ^/$ redirect;

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