irb(main):002:0> Dir.mkdir(".timeclock")
won't the above faile once the directory is created.  I need to run a 
check each time the application is ran.



Matthew Smillie wrote:
> 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.


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