I tried gets.chomp  instead of  gets and it worked!  Thanks.

James

ts wrote:
> >>>>> "J" == James Calivar <amheiserbush / yahoo.com.au> writes:
>
> J> puts ("Please enter the name of the file you wish to process: ")
> J> filename = gets
>
>    filename = gets.chomp # to remove the newline which is at the end of the
>                          # string
>
> J> puts ("File to be processed: " + filename)
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Guy Decoux