Charles Mills wrote:
> Ezra Zygmuntowicz wrote:
> > Preston-
> >      Yes you can do that a few different ways:
> > with backticks:    `mplayer myfile.mp3`
> > or system:    system("mplayer myfile.mp3")
> > or %x:          %x{ mplayer myfile.mp3 }
> >
>
> don't forget IO.popen and Process.new.
>

nevermind about Process.new - Process is a module, but you may find it
useful.

> > HTH
> > -Ezra
> > On Jul 14, 2005, at 4:05 PM, Preston Crawford wrote:
> >
> > > I'm trying to use it to scrape the URL for one of my favorite radio
> > > shows (All Things Considered) since it isn't available to me in
> > > portable
> > > format on Linux. I'd like to scrape the URL, parse the XML and as I
> > > navigate the tree make external calls to mplayer, etc. Should this be
> > > theoretically possible? Never done this with Ruby before.
> > >
> > > Preston
> > >
> >
> > -Ezra Zygmuntowicz
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