ok, so it seems that it is not splitting the line into an array. so
what looks to be my array0-6 is actually just array[0]. So, my next
question is how do I split a line by tabs?

I was using array << line.split("\t"), but that isn't working.

Ideas?

thanks,

~Jeremy



On Oct 22, 5:08 pm, "JeremyWoert... / gmail.com"
<JeremyWoert... / gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to read 1 file then create another file from that 1. My
> problem I am having is that my file is not being formated the same way
> I am telling it. So for example I have
>
> line_a = %{#{i.to_s.rjust(6, "0")}|#{array[0]}\|#{array[1]} #{array[2]}
> \|#{array[3]}\|#{array[4]}|#{array[5]}|#{array[6]} #{array[7]}|
> #{array[8]}|\n}
>
> out_file.write(line_a)
>
> the output is
>
> 000001|array0array1array2array3array4array5array6
> | |||| ||
>
> so basically my pipes and spaces are being appended to the end of my
> string after the "\n"
>
> any ideas?
>
> ~Jeremy