Thibaut Barr?re wrote:
>> begin
>>   system(cmd)
>> rescue NameError => e
>>   puts e
>> end
>>
>> ... Does that help you ?
>>     
>
> hum -- not sure actually. Is system() supposed to raise a NameError ?
> I didn't see this mentioned in the docs.
>
> I searched further yet could not find anything like launch() so far.
>
> -- Thibaut
>   
I have no idea.. I just started a shell, made up a command name which I
knew didn't exist, and waited to see what came back.
Reading your original post again, I think it's not quite what you want...