On Feb 15, 11:20 pm, "Chris Shea" <cms... / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I was working on a script and running into problems with passing an
> argument with a wildcard with the C:\WINDOWS\System32 path. Observe:
>
> ---
> C:\>more test.rb
> puts ARGV
>
> C:\>test.rb C:\ruby\*.txt
> C:/ruby/ChangeLog.txt
> C:/ruby/LICENSE.txt
> C:/ruby/ReleaseNotes.txt
>
> C:\>test.rb C:\WINDOWS\system32\runonce.exe
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\runonce.exe
>
> C:\>test.rb C:\WINDOWS\system32\runonce.ex*
> [BUG] cross-thread violation on rb_gc()
> ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25) [i386-mswin32]
>
> This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
> unusual way.
> Please contact the application's support team for more information.
>
> C:\>ruby -v
> ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25) [i386-mswin32]
> ---
>
> I haven't been able to figure out or find a workaround (besides just
> knowing all the filenames) or fix.
>
> I thought Windows takes care of the wildcard, generating the argument
> list. I don't know how that would help, but earlier today it made
> sense to me that it meant something.
>
> And this happens even if ARGV is never referenced (e.g. an empty
> test.rb does the same thing), so it looks like the violation happens
> even before the script is interpreted.
>
> And, yes, I'm logged in with an administrator account (Windows users
> usually are, aren't they?).
>
> Anyone have any insight? Or is this just one of those things (one of
> those things about working with Windows)?

Not the answer you want.
I've tried on my box and it works fine ...

Have you tried: dir C:\WINDOWS\system32\runonce.ex* in a dos window?

No problem on my box

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>dir c:\windows\system32\runonce.ex*
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 2CEC-6C29

 Directory of c:\windows\system32

08/10/2004  02:00 PM            14,336 runonce.exe
               1 File(s)         14,336 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  169,529,577,472 bytes free