trynacode trynacode - 2 months ago 8x
Javascript Question

Change NGINX configuration to look for relative paths

I was wondering how I could get NGINX to look for files that are essentially out of the root value. This is how my nginx.conf looks like within server

server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;
root /home/parallels/Downloads/nginx/rickshaw/examples;

location /all {
alias /home/parallels/Downloads/nginx/rickshaw/examples
try_files $uri $uri/ /sample.html /sample.htm;

#error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root html;

I have a HTML file in rickshaw/examples that is calling on a javascript file that is located in
by going like
. I tried using alias but that didn't really help. Any idea on how I could change the configuration file so that it can pick up on a file in a different relative directory. I know I could just copy the file into the root path but I want to find out how I can configure NGINX so that it looks for relative paths.

Thank you, and let me know if you need any further information!


try adding a static path

    location /javascript/ {
            alias /home/parallels/Downloads/nginx/rickshaw/javascript/;
            autoindex off;

and access it src="/javascript/charts.js"