On Dec 4, 2007, at 7:38 AM, Marc Heiler wrote:

> Most scripts used on a *nix system will be shell scripts, i.e.
> bootup scripts for example, and IMHO ruby beats shell scripts
> with ease in pretty every regard (if you are able to use ruby
> on your system that is).

They have totally different focuses.  I can see saying that Ruby is  
superior to bash as a general programming, but I would far prefer  
bash if I'm piping a bunch of utilities together, redirecting  
streams, and the like.

James Edward Gray II