Reg: Accessing files from parent folder in child folder


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Hi,
I want to access the files in folder 2 from the folder 4, I mean my Present Working Directory is 4

enough information to answer the question.

The simple answer is ../../ but that is probably not what you are after, so:

Is this a Ruby application running on a PC or a rails app?
If a rails app are you trying to access files on the client machine or on
the server?
If a rails app and you are trying to access files on the server do these
folders relate to the location of the rails app and what sort of 'access'
are you trying to achieve (find source files, save uploaded files or what)?
What operating system are you running under?

Colin

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Windows OS

But i want to access the images in folder 1 from folder 3 and i also want the complete path of the images

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Windows OS
But i want to access the images in folder 1 from folder 3 and i also want
the complete path of the images

Go back to my post and please answer *all* the questions.

Thanks

Colin

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Ruby App running on Windows
Im using Windows

What operating system are you running under?

You can use the method system or backticks to run commands such as dir and
get the result back [1] [2]. When you have found the file you can open it
using the normal ruby file methods.

[1] http://tech.natemurray.com/2007/03/ruby-shell-commands.html
[2] http://blog.bigbinary.com/2012/10/18/backtick-system-exec-in-ruby.html

Colin