I'm using the carrierwave gem to upload files. I have built a system for users to flag images as inappropriate and for admins to remove the images. From what I can tell, calling destroy on the image will only remove the path name from the tabel. Is there a way to have ruby actually remove the file itself? Or should rails be automatically removing the file when I destroy the image path?
Not sure what CarrierWave offers for this, but you could use
FileUtils in the Ruby standard library with an ActiveRecord callback.
require 'FileUtils' before_destroy :remove_hard_image def remove_hard_image FileUtils.rm(path_to_image) end
Sidenote: This code is from memory.