Redirect css (assets) with htaccess

Redirect css (assets) with htaccess

Problem
I want to redirect my css files with htaccess, because the entire path is long.
I try this – index.php:

And this in my .htaccess
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^css/(.*)$ /app/view/templates/default/frontend/css/$1 [NC,L]

But, the CSS was not loaded.
GET http://localhost/css/styles.css 404 (Not Found)

Environment: development

Without a virtualhost
Direct Access: http://localhost/test

Folder Structure
Apache Directory (Document Root):
/home/patrick/workspace/ = http://localhost

My “problem” (test) folder
/home/patrick/workspace/test/ = http://localhost/test

Inside /test folder

CSS path (inside test folder)
/app/view/templates/default/frontend/css/

So, I want:

And then, redirect (call) the correct url, like that:
/app/themes/default/css/styles.css

I try that but doesn’t work:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/css/(.*)$ /app/themes/default/css/$1 [NC,L]

Observations
1) I do not want create a VirtualHost/Alias for that URL.
My problem is about:

.htaccess
Sub-folders
RewriteRule

2) I can’t put a .htaccess in my DocumentRoot directory of apache
Why? Because is my development machine and I have a lot folders inside root. For example:

blog
projects
portfolio
study
test
work

All items above is a folder in my workspace, and each folder is about different things, so, I don’t want to put .htaccess in root, UNLESS it really needed.

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

You don’t want that leading slash in your rule’s pattern. RewriteRule‘s that are in the htaccess file will have the leading slash stripped off before applying the rule:

RewriteRule ^css/(.*)$ /app/themes/default/css/$1 [NC,L]

References

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