Sebastian,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The $stdin.gets works perfectly!  I really appreciate all you 
experienced folks helping out this newbie!  I'm going to hilight this 
stuff in PickAxe when I get done.
PV

Sebastian Hungerecker wrote:
> Peter Vanderhaden wrote:
>> If I use gets, the script just prints the prompt and seems to end.
> 
> I see in your script that ARGV is not empty. That means Kernel#gets is
> gonna read from the files in ARGV and not from stdin. To rectify that
> use $stdin.gets instead. Or empty ARGV before you call gets.
> 
> 
> HTH,
> Sebastian

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