I have just completed this tutorial (and afew others) on how to use mod_rewrite with apache: http://www.workingwith.me.uk/articles/scripting/mod_rewrite . However, they all focus on using the .htaccess file to rewrite URLs
How can you use this rewrite engine module from the apache.conf / httpd.conf files or just from within the '/etc/apache2/sites-enabled' directory itself... ? Examples of any additional syntax needed on how to do this would be useful.
I have root access to my system so I would prefer to avoid using .htaccess files if at all possible. My system is Ubuntu-Server 10.04