Graham Wideman wrote:
> Folks:
>
> Could someone please straighten me out on how the Ruby community deals with
> the simple issues of file names and path manipulation on Windows, preferably
> in a cross platform way?
>
> So far as I can tell, pathname.rb as distributed with 1.8.4 does not deal
> with Windows paths.
>
> (Comments within say it's unix-only, though the online docs at
> http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/ claim Windows support, but appear to be
> extracted from wrong version of pathname.rb).
>
> On the basis that there are many ruby programmers working on Windows and
> presumably needing to actually work with files, I'm hesitant to conclude
> that this area of functionality isn't covered somehow.
>
> What gives?
>
> Graham

Use pathname2 instead.  Available on the RAA.

Regards,

Dan