Warren,

> > $ cat test.rb
> > dirs = Dir.glob("*/")
> > dirs.sort { | x, y | File.new(x).ctime <=> File.new(y).ctime }
> > dirs.each { | x | puts x + " " + File.new(x).ctime.to_s }.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > Also, why does test.rb produce the following using a native
> > windows compile.
> >
> > C:\DEVELO~1\cygwin\home\robertm\test>ruby test.rb
> > test.rb:2:in `initialize': Permission denied - a/ (Errno::EACCES)
> >         from test.rb:2:in `new'
> >         from test.rb:2
> >         from test.rb:2:in `sort'
> >         from test.rb:2
>
> 
>     I can't speak to your segfault issue (I can run your code fine
under
> cygwin on ruby 1.8.1), but the native Windows issue is easy enough.
> According to Microsoft (http://tinyurl.com/2tedp), an EACCES error
on
> open() means:
>
> "Tried to open read-only file for writing, or file's sharing mode
does
> not allow specified operations, or given path is directory"
> 
>     Basically, you can't open a directory like a file.
> 
>    I hope this helps.

Thanks for the pointer, it does indeed help.

Question, when you ran the code fine what where the contents of the
directory like? Did you create 26 directories, each one titled as a
letter of the alphabet?

Rob