On Oct 9, 2007, at 1:00 PM, wimxa / yahoo.com wrote:

> require 'tempfile'
> f = Tempfile.open 'tmp'
>
> will open f in text mode (mode = 'w', not 'wb'). Any non-hacky way to
> open this in binary mode? I can, of course, make f, close it and open
> it as a real file - it's just this is not atomic.

You can switch it to binary mode after it's open:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby -wKU

require "tempfile"

f = Tempfile.new "binary"
f.binmode  # switch to binary mode

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James Edward Gray II