hello,

may be it would fail. but you have the other method(s) that you can use to 
check if the directory exists.

konstantin


"charlie bowman" <cbowmanschool / yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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> 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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