Grehom wrote:
> I just installed the latest Windows version from Activestate (having
> completely removed earlier version) ruby186-25.exe and that is working
> fine:
>     C:\ruby\bin>ruby -v
>     ruby 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0) [i386-mswin32]
> 
> however when I came to work through tutorials I found Ri wasn't
> working quite as I expected:
> 
> C:\ruby\bin>ri String#tr
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> String#tr
>      tr(from, to)
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>      (no description...)
> 
> according to the tutorial I should get a lot more info about
> parameters, example of usage etc. from last time I played with this I
> thought it was more informative, have I missed an important step in
> the installation?
> 
> 
> 

Nope, you did nothing wrong. At least, that's the same output I get (on 
Linux, having installed Ruby from a package manager). The fact that it 
even shows up means it's working. Otherwise it would say "Nothing known 
about String#tr". Other methods will have better documentation.