Awesome, thanks Brian.  Great idea!

Sonny.


Brian Candler wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 11:56:48AM +0900, Sonny Chee wrote:
>> I'm actually to trying to solve the following problem. I've been 
>> redirecting the contents of a_file to an os_command, ie:
>> 
>> os_command < a_file
>> 
>> Usually a_file is very small and I have to create this file before 
>> invoking the os_command.  Is it possible to avoid the creation of a_file 
>> and just pass its contents directly to os_command?
> 
> If you are running os_command from Ruby, use IO.popen to run it. You 
> then
> get an IO object for a pipe to squirt data at it.


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