On Jan 22, 2007, at 2:56 PM, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> modifying ri can't address the issue.  the issue is that if one  
> types this at
> the shell prompt
>
>   ~ > ri String#split
>
>                #^^^^^
>                #^^^^^
>                 this is a comment in the __shell__
>
> so ri never see anything after the '#'.  that's why we have to type
>
>   ri 'String#split'

What shell are you using?  Bash and ksh seem to accept 'ri String#split'
just fine. I don't think they consider # the start of a comment unless
it is preceded by white space.

Gary Wright