It is two separate steps ... Edit with emacs and save then run irb and 
load...

Cheers,
Tim

ps - welcome to ruby :-)

Ghelani, Vidhi wrote:
> 
> Hey Forrest,
> 
> How do I write it in an editor using the irb shell? I don't know but for
> some reason I cant do much with this shell? I tried typing emacs test.rb
> but it tries to run that like a file. DO I need to use some other shell
> for using my editors?
> 
> Thanks,
> Vidhi
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forrest Chang [mailto:fkchang2000 / yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 11:24 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: new to this language
> 
> you could cheat a little and write it in your editor
> (many of them support a ruby mode with syntax
> highlighting and other stuff), and the type "load
> 'module'" in irb to load it.   Since you will likley
> be changing it regularly you don't want to use require
> which will load it only the 1st time -- load forces
> load each time.
> 
>   Me personally, I modified the mode-compile mode in
> (x)emacs to recognize ruby, so I run from (x)emacs,
> and get the cool "jump to the error in your source
> code" feature that emacs compile modes have.
> 
> Forrest
> --- "Ghelani, Vidhi" <vidhi.ghelani / intel.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Hey Douglas,
>>
>>This may seem like a really silly question but I
>>have irb installed and
>>I was wondering how do I have to go about typing an
>>entire class and
>>running it from this shell?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Vidhi.
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Douglas Livingstone [mailto:rampant / gmail.com]
>>
>>Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 10:46 AM
>>To: ruby-talk ML
>>Subject: Re: new to this language
>>
>>On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 03:07:39 +0900, Ghelani, Vidhi
>><vidhi.ghelani / intel.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Hey,
>>>
>>>"(btw. what os are you using?)" ...I am using
>>
>>windows xp. But the way
>>I am working on this is, I connect to a secure shell
>>network, using
>>putty, and I am connect using an IP address of a
>>linux machine. Now, is
>>there any way I could work on this using windows
>>itself?
>>
>>
>>Sure, just download
>>http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyinstaller/ and
>>then add ruby/bin to your %PATH%.
>>
>>Douglas
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 
> 
>