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I'm using path auto to automatically generate url aliases. On my dev site it would be convenient to use standard node/123 urls. Is there a way to do that? Just turning off pathauto and path won't do the trick

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  • unless I am once again missing the point, node/# will work regardless of whether an alias is set – Jimajamma Apr 13 '12 at 0:58
  • yes, it will work but I would like to have node/# be used for links on the dev site so I can quickly mouse over the links and see the node ids – uwe Apr 13 '12 at 5:21
  • if you are creating them with l() you should be able to set the alias option to TRUE, and then the alias won't be looked up and will leave the node/# in place... – Jimajamma Apr 13 '12 at 5:24
  • of course, d'oh! this sets up a different code base for your development system unless you have a admin setting / variable you can access to toggle this – Jimajamma Apr 13 '12 at 5:27
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    or just set the aliases to include the nid, eg, node/123 aliases to foo/123 and then your mouse overs will give you the nid you are looking for – Jimajamma Apr 13 '12 at 5:37
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I think the problem is that the {url_alias} still has the aliases in it.

My suggestion would be to take a backup, then delete a few manually from "admin/build/path" (Drupal 6) or "admin/config/search/path" (Drupal 7), and then try the "node/nid" paths for the entries you deleted. Then, take another backup :) and either delete them via the Delete aliases tab.

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