user1620024 user1620024 - 7 months ago 32
Ruby Question

Ruby, removing parts a file path

$local_path_to_css_file = File.expand_path(filename)


gives me

A/B/C/D/CSS/filename


or

A/B/C/D/CSS/layouts/filename


I want the result to be:

css/filename


or

css/layouts/filename


to remove everything up until
css/
.

Answer

You can use Pathname

require 'pathname'

absolute_path = Pathname.new(File.expand_path(filename))
project_root  = Pathname.new("/A/B/C/D") # you can set up root somewhere else, e.g. at point where script starts
relative      = absolute_path.relative_path_from(project_root)

relative.to_s # => "css/filename"