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Elixir Cookbook by Paulo A Pereira

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Serving static files

In this recipe, we will take our configured Cowboy application and add the ability to serve static files requested via HTTP.

Getting ready

We will start by opening the source files in the Code/Chapter 7/cowboy_static/cowboy_app folder in our favorite editor.

How to do it…

To add the ability to serve static files to our application, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new folder inside the lib directory and name it cowboy.
  2. Inside this new folder, create a file named root_page_handler.ex.
  3. Add the following code to the file:
    cowboy_app/lib/root_page_handler.ex defmodule Cowboy.RootPageHandler do def init(_transport, req, []) do {:ok, req, nil} end def handle(req, state) do {:ok, req} = :cowboy_req.chunked_reply(200, req) :ok = :cowboy_req.chunk("Root ...

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