On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, LenS wrote:

> I am running Ruby 1.8.2 on a XP machine.  I have several programs
> (executables) which convert text files to a special file format.  I
> would like to have these programs run from within a ruby script and
> check the return code.
>
> In general how would you call the foo.exe program in ruby and check
> return code.
>
> Thanks
> Len Sumnler


   program, input, output = 'foo.exe', 'input.txt', 'output.txt'

   command = "#{ program } < #{ input } > #{ output }"

   system command

   exit_status = $?.exitstatus

hth.

-a
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