Hi;
I have a script that goes through a file to match information and puts
them in different arrays. When I run the program I receive in the
following error:  undefined method `empty?' for nil:NilClass
(NoMethodError).


My code is:
Cemployee=Array.new
CemployeeID=Array.new
CemployeeName=Array.new
CemployeeGroup=Array.new
CMachineGroup=Array.new
CMachineShares=Array.new
CShareAccess=Array.new

counter=0
excelcounter1=2
excelcounter2=2
excelcounter3=2
excelcounter4=2
File.open("D:\\Reports.txt").each { |lineinfo|
	user=lineinfo
	group=lineinfo
	machine=lineinfo
	shares=lineinfo
	access=lineinfo

	m = /^([C]\d+)\s(\w+.+)/.match(user)
	n= /^\b(Groups:)\s.+/.match(group)
	o= /^\b(Machine Group:)\s(\w+.)*/.match(machine)

	p=/^\b(Share Name)\s.*/.match(shares)
	q=/^\b(Access Level)\s.*/.match(access)

	if m
		CemployeeID[counter],CemployeeName[counter]=user.split(" ")
		counter+=1
		excelcounter1+=1

	elsif p
		junk,CMachineShares[counter]=group.split(": ")
		CMachineShares[counter].empty?
		CMachineShares[counter].slice!("\n")
		puts CMachineShares[counter]
		puts CMachineShares[counter]
		#$excel.Worksheets(2).Range("A#{excelcounter4}")
['Value']=CMachineShares[counter]
		#excel.Worksheets(2).Columns.AutoFit
		#counter+=1
	end

}