On Nov 26, 2007 8:51 AM, Deepu Damodaran <deepu.damodaran / wipro.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm very new to Ruby. My problem is simply to search for '\' character
> from a string. The string is the windows file path. I have to either
> escape the '\' character or substitute it with '/'. But String::include?
> methods doesn't seems to be helpful. Please see the log.
>
> irb(main):004:0> fold = "abcdefgh/ajf;ldsj\dfd"
> => "abcdefgh/ajf;ldsjdfd"
> irb(main):005:0> puts fold.include?("\\")
> false
> => nil
> irb(main):006:0> puts fold.include?("\")
> irb(main):007:1"
>
>
> so how can we search for the '\' using .include?

Your irb line 5 is just fine.  It's the line 4 that seems wrong.  To
redo your line 4...

irb> fold = "abcdefgh/ajf;ldsj\\def"

or...

irb> fold = 'abcdefgh/ajf;ldsj\def'

The same goes for your line 6.  Your are escaping the second " and
that's why it's asking you for another one.

hth,
Todd