React router v4 serve static file (robot.txt)

How can I put my robots.txt file to the path No server is used, its only frontend with react router.

robots.txt –> in root folder ./

app.js –> in src folder ./src/


export class App extends React.Component {
 render() {
  return (
      <Route exact path='/stuff' component={Stuff}/>
      <Route exact path='/' component={HomePage}/>

If I test it locally, it works OK, localhost:4000/robots.txt opens the file properly in the browser. However I am afraid it is not case in production environment? Any ideas? Thank you in advance

4 thoughts on “React router v4 serve static file (robot.txt)”

  1. Just put robots.txt (and sitemap.xml if any) in build folder.

    see image

    I did this and deployed to firebase and I can access robots.txt through and sitemap.xml through

    You should follow like mine and access robots.txt through

    Note: If your build folder gets deleted before performing npm run build, then you need to put robots.txt in build folder again.


    if you put robots.txt and sitemap.xml in public folder, then they will auto get copied to build folder every time you perform npm run build


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