Hello Alex,

Thank you for your advise. This really helped!

Regards,
Yuguri

Alex Eiras wrote:
>>
>> shell :
>>
>> # ls
>> # echo $? <-- get this value in ruby
>> --
>>
> 
> As of Ruby 1.9, you indeed have the $? global variable, which references 
> the
> exit status of the last child process to terminate. In your example, 
> exec
> will replace the subprocess by running the given command, thus $? will
> contain its exit status.
> 
> irb(main):001:0> exec('ls') if fork.nil?; Process.wait; puts $?
> tmp
> pid 5552 exit 0
> 
> irb(main):002:0> exec('cat /etc/sudoers') if fork.nil?; Process.wait; 
> puts
> $?
> cat: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied
> pid 5556 exit 1
> 
> Hope it helps
> Cheers
> 
> Alex

-- 
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.