On Feb 10, 2006, at 11:48 AM, Paatsch, Bernd wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am fairly new to ruby and wonder if there is a class/method that  
> returns
> the absolute path of the current directory (the directory I execute  
> the ruby
> script from)?

I believe this is what you are after:

$ ruby -e 'p Dir.pwd'
"/Users/james"

Hope that helps.

James Edward Gray II