html link to a file outside rails application directory using ActionView
Posted on 2008-10-18
How to create a html link to a file outside rails application directory using ActionView?
I am trying to render a file stored in my /tmp directory using render or link_to methods of action view. I would like to open this link in a new browser tab or window.
When I use render or send_file method from controller then it does point to file in/tmp directory. However, this does not work from view. The rails looks for this file within view dir. How can I override this/ specify absolute path?
Missing template /tmp/test.html in view path /home/gt9/NetBeansProjects/convfile/app/views