Getting absolute paths on files on filesystem


#1

Hi,

I’d like to be able to store the absolute path for a file so that I
could
use and give it the path to the file I’d like to
display. I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this and whether
there are any issues with this on Windows.

thanks in advance.


#2

On 5/10/06, Sam D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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Check out the ‘uri’ and ‘pathname’ libraries that are part of Ruby’s
stdlib.

IIRC, there are some issues on the latest version (1.8.4) with some
Windows paths. Generally, workarounds are available.

-Alder


#3

Sam D. wrote:

Hi,

I’d like to be able to store the absolute path for a file so that I
could
use and give it the path to the file I’d like to
display. I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this and whether
there are any issues with this on Windows.

thanks in advance.

AS far as I know, this won’t do you any good. What you need is not the
absolute path, but the path in relation to the public directory.

–Al Evans