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How to rewrite a subdomain to a file rather than a directory

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Hi,

I am successfully making the following redirection.  The URL:
something.MyDomain.com
delivers the index.html file that resides on my server here:
/data/www/MyDomain/root/something/index.html

Here's how I did it:
I added an A record with a wildcard before MyDomain.com
MyDomain.com is in a VirtualHost container in Apache's httpd.conf (because it's not the main domain that my server serves)

Here are the pertinent lines from httpd.conf:

<VirtualHost My.IP.Add.ress:80>
ServerName www.MyDomain.com
   Options +FollowSymLinks
   Options +Indexes
ServerAlias www.MyDomain.com MyDomain.com *.MyDomain.com               
DirectoryIndex index.html
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.* [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^\.]+)\.MyDomain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*) /%1/$1 [L]

What I would LIKE to do is have
something.MyDomain.com
redirect NOT to a subdirectory, but rather to a file in the root directory.  I'd like
something.MyDomain.com to deliver the file:
/data/www/MyDomain/root/something.html

Can this be done?  I can't quite figure it out.
Thanks,
--Steve D.
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Same idea as your example:

RewriteRule ^/?$ http://mydomain.com/root/%1.html [R]

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by:StevenMiles
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Perfect.  Yup, just for some reason couldn't get that last step myself.  Thanks mucho.
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