From: Valentino Lun [mailto:sumwo / yahoo.com] 
# However, I expect the result like this
# ["dev/lis_home_712", "2097152", "1052656", "1044496", "51%",
# "/appl/lis/home2"]
# 
# Please advise on how to do it. Thank you.

read on string fxns, qri String#. 
here in this case you may use String#split

try first, 

  str.split

(note w/out an arg)