On Jun 13, 2006, at 3:39 AM, Jeff Pritchard wrote:

> I have tried to set up a group that
> includes ruby, the script, and the logger library as users

Um, groups include users (logins). A group or user is not per-file/ 
executable (unless you have setuid or setgid set). Are we maybe  
confused about the Unix security model? You need to run ruby as a  
user with access to that directory.