From: Marcin Tyman [mailto:m.tyman / interia.pl] 
# OK, Fine. But... I want to format the string not its output 
# to redirect the string to a file on remote machine (the file 
# should be formatted).

the simple way is just do the output on screen (in a format you want). then if you're happy with the output, just redirect it to a file.

like eg,

ruby mytestprogram.rb > myfile

just try it.

kind regards -botp