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You need to type "ruby hello.rb" from the command line rather than inside of
irb.

On 4/17/07, poison tooth <fixxie.wits / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Im just learning ruby and im stuck the guide im using says
>
> "Your first program
> Congratulations! Now that you have made it this far, you are ready to
> start writing programs.
> Hello World
> Grab a text editor and type in the following:
>
> puts "Hello World"
>
> Save the file as hello.rb and run it by typing
> ruby hello.rb"
>
> i've tried that more than once and it says the out is:
>
> "irb(main):001:0> ruby hello.rb
> NameError: undefined local variable or method `hello' for main:Object
>        from (irb):1
> irb(main):002:0> "
>
> the guide never said what word processor should i use
> i tried TextEdit.app but it fussed about the .rb
> so i used Microsoft word and this is what it does...
>
> Any tips?
>
>
>
> --
> fish can't fly but birds can
> birds can't swim but fish can
>



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