Robert Klemme wrote:
> On 13.08.2008 22:32, Thomas Luedeke wrote:
>>>> -- 
>>>
>>> What's the termination status in $?. That may tell you why your
>>> subprocess died.
> 
>> I'm pretty new at this - what is the command to do so?
> 
> Place a "p $?" in the line after your system command.
> 
> On which platform and Ruby version are you?  What shell are you using
> when executing the command directly?
> 
> One effect of system you might not be aware of is that there will be a
> shell invoked if you use a single string.  I have no idea whether this
> is related to your issue but it's certainly something to keep around in
> the back of your mind.
> 
> Cheers
> 
>   robert


I'm running on HP UX-11, with ruby-1.8.7-p22.  The underlying UNIX shell 
is Korn shell.

See my last message for the results of the p $?.
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