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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js Reading from Files

Need help when following along on local Windows machine when using readFileSync

I'm on a local machine on Windows.

When I try to launch my node site to pull in header.html from ./views/header.html I get the following error:

Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'C:\Users<REDACTED USERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js\views\header.html' at Object.openSync (fs.js:457:3) at Object.readFileSync (fs.js:359:35) at Object.view (C:\Users\REDACTEDUSERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js\renderer.js:5:27) at Object.home (C:\Users\REDACTEDUSERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js\router.js:7:16) at Server.<anonymous> (C:\Users\REDACTEDUSERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js\app.js:11:10)
at Server.emit (events.js:311:20) at parserOnIncoming (_http_server.js:784:12) at HTTPParser.parserOnHeadersComplete (_http_common.js:119:17) { errno: -4058, syscall: 'open', code: 'ENOENT', path: 'C:\Users\REDACTEDUSERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js\views\header.html' } PS C:\Users\REDACTEDUSERNAME\Documents\code\nodeSite\js>

username in the paths are removed in this question.

The code i have in my renderer.js file is

const fs = require('fs'); const path = require('path');

function view(templateName, values, response) { let fileContents = fs.readFileSync(path.resolve(./views/${templateName}.html)); response.write(fileContents);

}

module.exports.view = view;

I've been racking my brains on this trying to figure out why the code refuses to work.

1 Answer

James Crosslin
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function view(templateName, values, response) { 
    let fileContents = fs.readFileSync(path.resolve(./views/${templateName}.html)); 
    response.write(fileContents)
}

There are no backticks around the path. It should look like this

resolve(`./views/${templateName}.html`)