On 4/22/07, anansi <kazaam / oleco.net> wrote:
> I have a ruby script which does some calculations and saves the result
> in a variable. Now this script should start another external application
> and pipe this variable's content into the gets() function of this
> external app. Any idea how I can do this?

This is just a crude example.
$ cat test.rb
x=gets.chomp
puts "You piped: #{x}"

[botp@pc4family:~/Desktop/: Sun Apr 22 22:54:00]
$ irb
irb(main):001:0> a="this is a test"
=> "this is a test"
irb(main):003:0> system "echo #{a} | ruby test.rb"
You piped: this is a test
=> true
irb(main):004:0>

pls take a look at popen and Ara's session library.

kind regards -botp