thanks dan for the welcome! will try posting to the rails list in a few days
if nothing surfaces. in case there's somewhere here that can help, i'm
pretty sure it has to do with the environment variables on this computer. i
remember the same thing happened when i tried installing ruby, i had to go
through some steps to get it to the point where it could type 'ruby file.rb'
into the command prompt and have it work. now the problem is getting the
command prompt to recognise the 'gem' key word. but i'm not sure what to put
in a new environment variable (i think that's the right term).



"Daniel Amelang" <daniel.amelang / gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi Luke, welcome!

If you don't get a satisfactory answer here, try the rails mailing list:

http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails

Good luck!

Dan