On Jul 10, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Divya Badrinath wrote:

> Divya Badrinath wrote:
>> string = "root     14051 14033  3 08:39 pts/2    00:00:00 /bin/bash"
>>
>> i need to fetch 14051 and /bin/bash from the string
>
> i mean i need the 2nd column and the last column.

   cols      = string.split
   sec, last = cols.values_at(1, -1)

Hope that helps.

James Edward Gray II