On Nov 12, 11:31 pm, "Ball, Donald A Jr (Library)"
<donald.b... / nashville.gov> wrote:
> Hi folks. I've got a simple Kernel.system call which is failing:
>
> system('svn', 'commit', '-q', '--non-interactive', '--message', 'File updated by dball', 'reports/2007-11-11.txt')
>
> with exit code 256. When I run this from the command line, wrapping the final two parameters in double quotes, it runs fine. Any suggestions for what I may be doing wrong or where to look for debugging inspiration?
>
> I'm on a win32 box, fwiw, running ruby-1.8.5. Do I need to be manually quoting the parameters to system? (Docs and previous experience suggest not, but I've been wrong before.)

Try to examine stderr output.  Plus try to enclose the parameters with
spaces in double quotes--it's Windows anyway, so who knows, it might
work that way. ;-)


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Alex