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JavaScript Express Basics Using Templates with Express Using Pug in Your Express App

JASON LEE
JASON LEE
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Pug template configuration, how does express know where to look ?

From video https://teamtreehouse.com/library/using-pug-in-your-express-app

app.set('view engine', 'pug');
...
res.render('index')

Based on the app.set('view engine', 'pug') command, how does express know to look into this specific folder views/index.pug ?

And how come when I try to do it manually, res.render('./views/index.pug') or res.render('./views/index'), it doesn't work?