How to reference a file for download


#1

I have an app that uploads files into the directory
RAILS_ROOT/documents/

I tried to access the file for downloading using my file.

Rails prepends the controller name to the link so I get

<a href="
http://localhost:3000/tasks/show_document/config/.../documents/file_name"

What’s the right way to do this?

thanks.


#2

Put the files in RAILS_ROOT/public/documents

This will make them accesible to anyone.

~ Ben

On 5/1/06, Larry W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

What’s the right way to do this?

thanks.


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#3

That’s the problem :slight_smile:
They’re not supposed to be accessable to everyone. Access needs to be
restricted through a controller.

If they go in public is there anyway to filter access?