Or, simply click start, then run and then type "cmd" in the box and
hit enter...

That's the fastest way to a command prompt without adding a shortcut
to your desktop or quicklaunch bar...

j.

On 8/29/05, William James <w_a_x_man / yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> Steve wrote:
> > I'm new to ruby and programming (although I did dabble in BASIC with my
> > Commodore 64 back in the 80's)  I'm running Ruby with Windows XP.  I'm
> > having a problem when I run this simple program:
> >
> > puts 'Hello, world!'
> > puts ' '
> > puts 'Good-bye'
> >
> > When I run the program, a window appears that says "Hello, world!  Good-Buy"
> > and then the window immediately disappears.  How do I get that window to
> > stay open after it has run the program?
> >
> > Thanks for your help,
> >
> > Steve
> 
> First, start a DOS-box (or command-line interface):
> 
> Start / All programs / Accessories / Command Prompt
> 
> Assuming your path is set correctly, then type:
> 
> ruby myprog.rb
> 
> 
> 


-- 
"So long, and thanks for all the fish"

Jeff Wood