Storing our HTML to a File

Exercise 14.1

In this exercise our goal is to store the generated HTML for our mailbox to a file, so that we can finally view it in an actual browser.

Your objective is to write a file (using Ruby) that contains all the HTML from the last exercise.

Building on the last exercise, copy your file to a new file cp mailbox_html-1.rb mailbox_file-1.rb and change the last line:

Instead of passing the HTML to puts you should be passing it to a different method, so that running your program writes the HTML file that we are after. In order to find that method try googling for “ruby write file”. Call this file emails.html.

When you open this file in a text editor you should see the same HTML from the last exercise. When you open it in your browser it should look like this:


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