On 10 Jan 2002 at 12:42, Phil Tomson wrote:

> Hmmmm... but if you override system like:
> 
> ######redefine 'system' if running on Windows:
> if RUBY_PLATFORM =~ /win/i
>    require 'Win32API'
>    def system(command)
>       Win32API.new("crtdll","system",['P'],'L').Call(command)
>    end
> end
> #############################################
> 
> ....it should work even without having cygwin installed, right?  I did this 
> on a win98 system that didn't have cygwin installed this last weekend and it 
> seemed to work.
> 

Yes,  you are right, and were the first time you posted this fix.  But, as I 
am still in the process of learning Ruby, I was working in the *tought it 
out and try to find the problem I can understand* mode.

Thanks again, Phil.

John