On 24.03.2008 20:16, Jay Sanders wrote:
> Hello.  I have a question regarding Files and Directories.  I have a
> class method that opens a directory and reads the contents.  What is the
> most efficient way to test whether an entry is a directory or a file?

File.directory? path
File.file? path

> Also, the purpose of this program is to read through a tree directory
> structure and turn the directory names into database entries.  Any
> suggestions on how to make a complete spider that utilizes Ruby's
> specialties?

Look at Find.

Kind regards

	robert