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JavaScript Express Basics (2015) Using Templates with Express Using Jade in your Express App

__dirname in jade

When I add __dirname in front of "./views" the app wouldn't run. app.set("views", __dirname + "./views");

Why does it only run when it's app.set("views", "./views"); ?

1 Answer

Sam Hall
Sam Hall
Courses Plus Student 8,636 Points

Hi Torng-Lin,

I think you have an extra dot. In the vid, Huston subtly removes it at about 03:02.

If you've got your Jade templates in a directory called "views", then It should be:

app.set("views", __dirname + "/views");


app.set("views", __dirname + "./views");


Nathan Wakefield
Nathan Wakefield
7,065 Points

I had the same problem. Thanks!

I also had that problem, thank you for catching it.