--On Wednesday, July 06, 2005 02:03:07 +0900 Joel VanderWerf 
<vjoel / path.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Brian Candler wrote:
>> It's worth mentioning that all that the system() call does is:
>>
>> 1. fork
>> 2. exec (in child)
>> 3. wait for child to terminate (in parent)
>
> Not on windows. There's no fork(), so ruby uses CreateProcess to
> implement #system.
>

Thanks everyone, I'll have a play when I get a bit of time.

Cheers
Nigel