Thanks alot Marc....I used var = `#{x+y+z}` and it worked perfectly.

jackster



Marc Heiler wrote:
> Instead of
> 
>   system(x + y + z)
> 
> you could always use backticks and assign to a var (I think it is 
> Kernel#`)
> 
>   var = `#{x+y+z}`
> 
> or just use systemu and select what output is used.
> 
>   http://codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/systemu/
> 
>   require 'systemu'
>   status, stdout, stderr = systemu 'configure' # if you have a configure 
> script
>   p [ status, stdout, stderr ] # just select what to feedback the user

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