I've a listing of folders within the htdocs that I wish to use in my Apache configuration file, but I'd rather not include every directory that's there by hand, weight loss might be added later.

I've 5 approximately folders redirecting properly, another redirect that gives that old index.htm within the htdoc's folder and the other that gives the cherrypy web-server which i have. This really is my configuration:

RewriteRule ^/static/(.*) /static/$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/brands/(.*) /brands/$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/downloads/(.*) /downloads/$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/events/(.*) /events/$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/js/(.*) /js/$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/olddesign(.*) /$1 [nc,l]
RewriteRule ^/ http://127.0.0.1:8080/$1 [proxy]

Wouldso would Time passes about ensuring every folder within the htdocs will get rerouted, /olddesign goes right place and never entering a directory (for instance, much like entering http://localhost/) would direct towards the cherrypy web server?

Any help could be greatly appreciated.

Try these rules:

RewriteRule ^/olddesign(.*) /$1 [nc,l]
RewriteCond $0 =/ [OR]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}$0 !-d
RewriteRule ^/[^/]* http://127.0.0.1:8080%{REQUEST_URI} [proxy]

The final rule are only applied if either the asked for URL path is simply / or maybe the very first path segment cannot be planned for an existing directory.