This appears to work for me as well. ; )

On Wed, 02 Jan 2002 02:06:53 GMT, "Mark Hahn" <mchahn / facelink.com>
wrote:

>
>Did you try \\\\ ?  I do that kind of thing on windows all the time.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Frank Benoit [mailto:mail02 / frankbenoit.de]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 5:45 PM
>To: ruby-talk ML; undisclosed-recipients:
>Subject: [ruby-talk:30009] Re: Execing command with backquotes
>
>
>now I have a workaround, but it ist ugly!!! Because now I have an
>output I don't want and I cannot examine this output as I wanted:
>
>I can execute the xcopy like this
>
>system( "cmd.exe", "/c", "xcopy /s /e #{sourceroot}*.*
>#{targetdirectory}" )