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oops, did not read your email well enough.

dont use MS word, use notepad or something
MS word puts a lot of formatting stuff in the file
hth.

sk

On 4/17/07, shawn bright <nephish / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> if your in a linux computer, you may need this at the beginning of your
> program
>
> #!/usr/bin/env ruby
>
> or
>
> #!/usr/bin/ruby
>
> also may need to make the file executatble by
>
> chmod a+x /path/to/your/program.rb
>
> hth
>
>
> 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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