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I'd like to have a simple and clean URL for a PDF file, such as

http://www.examples/file1

that maps to an attachment in a Drupal node, rather than using something like

http://www.examples/sites/default/files/files/file1.pdf

I've tried using URL Aliases, but Drupal complains and won't let me create the alias. I can obviously do this with Apache redirects (with mod_rewrite) or (gasp!) with a meta tag refresh, but both seem inferior to being able to manage it from within Drupal.

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You can use File Aliases module for this.

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  • Thanks! This is good to know, but both that module and its dependency are in beta. Have you used this in production successfully, and extensively?
    – iconoclast
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 15:58
  • Not extensively but used it a few weeks ago in a newsletter to have some nicer URLs (and it worked!)
    – AKS
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 16:17
  • No longer supported
    – HippoDuck
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 16:04

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