doodpants / mailinator.com (Karl von Laudermann) wrote in message news:<729e3289.0410280927.4ccb6f20 / posting.google.com>...
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> - Find a way, either via a Ruby library method or a dos command, to
> convert a long path into a short path, so that I don't have to use
> quotes.
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> Any thoughts?

require "win32/file"

short_path = File.short_path(long_path)

win32-file is available on the RAA.

Regards,

Dan