Forum: Ruby on Rails Link to public folder for attachments.

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eyal (Guest)
on 2009-02-28 21:06
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Hello.

In the directory that holds my site example.com, I have a symlink from
example.com/html/backend to the public folder in my rails application.
That public folder holds a folder called uploads which contains
attachments that are sent there by the attachment_fu plugin.

However, when I link to one of these files:

<%= link_to "my_file_name", "/uploads/0000/0009/my_file.pdf" %>

My browser sends me to example.com/uploads/0000/0009/my_file.pdf,
instead of example.com/backend/uploads/0000/0009/my_file.pdf.

That said, my javascript_include_tag and my stylesheet_link_tag work
correctly and send me to the right subdirectories of my public folder:
example.com/backend/javascripts/ and example.com/backend/stylesheets/.

So how do these tag_helpers know where my javascript and stylesheet
files are, and why doesn't rails know that my public folder is at
example.com/backend/ ?

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
Eyal
Julian L. (Guest)
on 2009-02-28 21:13
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eyal (Guest)
on 2009-02-28 21:53
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You mean:

 <%= link_to my_filename, url_for("uploads/0000/0009/my_file.pdf") %>

But this doesn't change anything. How else could I use url_for to
access an object in the public directory?

Thanks,
Eyal
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