Hi

Im new to ruby and trying to learn by building a small app for mac osx. 
So far I love it. However, one thing I want to do is to detect the 
current user (of the app's) system directory name ie - 
/Users/johnsmith/... - johnsmith being what I want get.

One way I tried was to use a system call such as

system("Users")

but although this will output the current user in the console it will 
not store the name as a variable because, as im sure you know, the 
system call returns a boolean and not the result of the call.

Anybody know of an alternative way.

Cheers

R

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