"Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward / noaa.gov> wrote in message news:<Pine.LNX.4.44.0405180828240.24136-100000 / fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>...
> try this (untested on 1.9.0 but the example didn't work with 1.8.1 either -
> this does):
<*snip*>

That didn't work for me either. Looking at it with ruby -rdebug
shows that the variable called output contained just an ftp prompt
rather than the directory listing.  Hence versions remained an
empty array and versions.sort.last was nil, resulting in the output
line:
The latest ruby interpreter is <>

Regards, Bret