"Ralph Mason" <ralph.mason / telogis.com> writes:

> irb(main):002:0> "123456789 TCP/XT OK".gsub(/TCP\/XT OK/,nil)
> =>"123456789 "

Or even...

     a = "123456789 TCP/XT OK"
     a["TCP/XT OK"] = ""
     puts a    #=> "123456789 "


Dave