On Monday 15 October 2007 10:12 am, mortee wrote:
> You're looking for optparse. I guess it's not a gem but part of the
> standard library.

Yes, wonderful, thanks!  

And looking it up in the pickaxe(2) also leads me to GetoptLong so there 
appear to be at least two options--now (or soon) I'll have to spend a little 
time deciding which is most useful to me.  (A nice problem to have ;-)

Randy Kramer