On Nov 12, 2:50=A0pm, dkmd_nielsen <d... / cmscms.com> wrote:
> I don't know what to do. =A0I have an environment variable, PW_PATH,
> that contains the folder names where applications can be executed
> from. =A0I want to start a particular application that is in one of
> those folders. =A0I currently use the following:
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 system("presort /a /nos /watch #{template[0]}") # submit the
> presort to run
>
> This works when the contents of PW_PATH are added to the PATH
> variable. =A0But I would like to avoid that if I can. =A0I guess my
> questions are: =A0How do I first acquire the contents of PW_PATH? =A0How
> do employ the contents as a temporary addition to PATH so that system
> can submit the application and it will be found and executed?
>
> Suggestions? =A0Comments? =A0Observations? =A0All are appreciated.
>
> dvn

First question answered:  pw =3D ENV['pw_path']  I got that.  But I
don't know how to employ the contents such that when the application
is submitted via system that the o/s actually knows where to go
looking.