On Sun, 5 Nov 2006, Maciej Pilichowski wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006 23:49:51 +0900, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>
>>>  I found the answer -- setting $VERBOSE to nil works great
>
>> $VERBOSE = nil
>
> Yes, indeed, I was curious how to set the variable to nil, gee...
> Please, read my question -- my problem is I want to turn off only
> specific warnings, not all.

google is your friend

   http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/browse_thread/thread/cddd8d3931ba6365/5c2b4ed2c385128d?lnk=gst&q=VERBOSE+world+writable+directory&rnum=1#5c2b4ed2c385128d

   http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/browse_thread/thread/3c64870ac4241bd7/11da27e099da1100?lnk=gst&q=VERBOSE+world+writable+directory&rnum=2#11da27e099da1100

included is a patch by eric hodel which does what you desire.

-a
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