Tony Mcneil wrote:
> Erik Veenstra wrote:
>> See http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/Kernel.html#M006001 :
>> 
>>   `cmd` => string
>> 
> 
> hrm,  I've tried looking over the documentation in the link you 
> provided, but I'm having difficulty understanding it.  Could you provide 
> an example of the code?
> 
> thanks again,
> ~Tony

This won't work (even when you remove the typo .to_S):
f.puts system('ping 192.168.1.74').to_S

The ping will be executed, but you are logging if it succeeded, not the 
output.
Erik is pointing to a working solution:

f.puts `ping 192.168.1.74`

Note these `` are backticks, not single quotes.

hth,

Siep

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