Hi,

For an empty file, I guess the easiest way would be:

# Create a new file and write on it
#
begin
         f=File::open("test.txt","w")
rescue SystemCallError
         puts "Problem with File::open #1"
         #... something went wrong...
else
         f.close
end


# The file will be closed afterwards
#
begin
         File::open("/etc/test.txt","w") do | f |
                 # Do somethinf with "f" ...
         end
rescue SystemCallError
         # The file can't be created
         puts "Problem with File::open #2"
end


# If all you want is create an empty file...
#
begin
         File::open("test.txt","w") {}
rescue SystemCallError
         # The file can't be created
         puts "Problem with File::open #3"
end

read "ri IO::open" for more info!

Merc.

On 24/02/2006, at 10:53 AM, Andy Ferra wrote:

> Could someone please tell me how to create a new file?
>
> Thank you.
>