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Learn how File harvester serves your files.

File Harvester

File harvester is best for serving static files. If you plan to serve any images, videos or other files directly, File harvester is what you are looking for. It will serve you well even if you are simply including images inside of your markdown files.

Files still come up as a part of sitemap as they are part of your folder tree. If you're integrating with Rails, you can always serve static files from your public folder to avoid use of File harvester.

The gist of File harvester is to matching any file. That's why it's important to register File harvester as last. It's catch-all type of harvester.

As content it serves files content directly. Both Rails controller and Sinatra router has condition for type: 'file' to serve it as a file instead of rendering it as a part of template.