Alexander Fleck wrote:
> Yes, that' s it.
> I can close my Ruby script, it' s a FXRuby app and the .exe keeps alive.
> That' s what I wanted.
> Thanks,
> Alex.
> 

You can also do

Thread.new do
  system "whatever"
end

and your main thread (and other ruby threads) will keep running while
"whatever" runs.

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