I am getting a joomla site that which was installed within folder (portal). What I am attempting to achieve would be to hide during my link the portal instance (site/portal/index.php rather should show me site/index.php. I am getting 2 htaccess files:one out of the main of my website and also the other one out of the main of joomla installation. The very first appears like

RewriteEngine On

# Map http://mysite to /portal.
RewriteRule ^$ /portal/ [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/portal/
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /portal/$1

# Add trailing slash to directories within /portal
# This does not expose the internal URL.
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^portal/(.*[^/])$ http://mysite/$1/ [R=301]     

that one is performing once the primary page is known as however the other links they reveal the portal instance

the joomla htaccess appears like

## Begin - Custom redirects
# If you need to redirect some pages, or set a canonical non-www to
# www redirect (or vice versa), place that code here. Ensure those
# redirects use the correct RewriteRule syntax and the [R=301,L] flags.
## End - Custom redirects

# Uncomment following line if your webserver's URL
# is not directly related to physical file paths.
# Update Your Joomla! Directory (just / for root).

# RewriteBase /
RewriteBase /
## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section.
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
# If the requested path and file is not /index.php and the request
# has not already been internally rewritten to the index.php script
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
# and the request is for something within the component folder,
# or for the site root, or for an extensionless URL, or the
# requested URL ends with one of the listed extensions
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /component/|(/[^.]*|\.(php|html?|feed|pdf|vcf|raw))$ [NC]
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical file
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical folder
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# internally rewrite the request to the index.php script
RewriteRule .* index.php [L]
## End - Joomla! core SEF Section.
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php