ruby-talk ML DE I. P.

At the end of Ruby program I want to show results to user. But sending
them to standard output isn't appropriate because of encoding issues
(cp866 vs cp1251). So I put data to file and finish program with

    %x{notepad result.txt}

(my program is executed in Windows only)

Problem: Ruby interpreter's process waits until user closes Notepad.

Is there any way to separate that processes: interpreter executes
program, open Notepad, do not wait until it's window is closed and
shutdown?

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I. P.     2007-03-04T13:23