On Feb 7, 2007, at 9:13 PM, Minxing Liu wrote:

> I love Ruby very much and now Ruby is my first language.But now I  
> meet a
> problem on Ruby.I want to do as follows:
> 1:Open a file in binary mode
> 2:Shift the bit in a algorithm
> 3:Save the file
>
> I don't know how to shift the bit stream in Ruby.Can any one give  
> me an
> advice???

I should also mention that >> is a bit-shift operator, too. Works the  
opposite of <<.

<code>
n = 4
n = n >> 2 # => 1
n >> -1 # => 2
</code>

Regards, Morton