On Jan 30, 2006, at 16:39, charlie bowman wrote:

>
> I'm making a little app that requires this folder .timeclock/filename
>
> The first time the app runs I would like it to check to see if the
> folder and file are there and if not, create them. Everything I've  
> tried
> crashes if the folder isn't there.  Thanks for any help!

These methods might help you out with creating the directory:

irb(main):001:0> File.exist?(".timeclock")
=> false
irb(main):002:0> Dir.mkdir(".timeclock")
=> 0
irb(main):003:0> File.exist?(".timeclock")
=> true
irb(main):004:0> File.directory?(".timeclock")
=> true

 From there you should be able to just open .timeclock/new_file as  
one normally would.

matthew smillie.