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Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,NC,L]

Am running the above code and it strips the www when you go to but how do I get it to also strip the www when you go to a subdirectory, etc ?

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You might want to enable

RewriteLog "yourLogFile"
RewriteLogLevel 3

to get some more information about what is going on ...

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