It's getting to ruby if a ruby exception is being thrown.

Does it work w/ perl or any other language? (just curious)  I would
think that it woudlnt.


On 5/18/06, A LeDonne <aledonne.listmail / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/18/06, Stuart Holden <Stuart.Holden / baring-asset.com> wrote:
> > Hi Chris,
> >
> > Sorry, I forgot about 'cat' being a non-standard cmd. It's on this
> > machine as part of Cygwin. The one liner you gave me works great. It can
> > accept filenames as arguments and STDIN via a pipe. Howerver, what I am
> > going to be doing is too complex for a one line script so I will need to
> > put it in a .rb file. I thought the equivalent of the '-n -e "print"'
> > one liner would be:
> >
> >         while gets()
> >                 print
> >         end
> >
> > but, when I put this in a file called parser.rb and try
> >
> >         type input.txt | parser.rb
> >
> > I get the following:
> >
> >         The process tried to write to a nonexistent pipe.
> >         c:/scripts/parser.rb:1:in `gets': Bad file descriptor
> > (Errno::EBADF)
> >           from c:/scripts/parser.rb:1
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stu
> >
>
> What happens if you do:
>
> type input.txt | ruby parser.rb
>
> ?
>
> I think the point may be that you have to call the ruby interpreter
> explicitly, rather than relying on windows file associations to do the
> right thing when there's a pipe involved.
>
> -A
>
>