On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:35 AM, Jeffrey Smith <jesmith2095 / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 3, 2011, at 7:39 PM, Hassan Schroeder wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Jeffrey Smith <jesmith2095 / gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I changed the slashed and escaped the file path ( I noticed after the fact that my path has spaces), and no change in the error at all.
>>
>>>> Again, what OS? <<
>>
>> Have you tried 1) opening a file that's in the same directory you've
>> started IRB in? 2) changing directories to the one with the target file
>> and starting IRB there?
>>
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>>
>
> The OS is Windows 2003.
>
> I can open the file from the cmd line (not IRB), and when I hardcode the path in File.open(\\\\sdcfaxgw04\\c$\\epic\\jobs\\Processed\\7.7.7\\Epic Print Service\\xxx) it works fine.

This cannot work.  You need at least quotes to make that valid Ruby
code.  Please show the *exact* code you are using.

> I created the variable by combining two other variables, and when I try the File.exists? it fails. If I assign the complete path including file (i.e. \\\\sdcfaxgw04\\c$\\epic\\jobs\\Processed\\7.7.7\\Epic Print Service\\sd3n4v1.20110902.1924.55435838.JMym.epic) it works fine.
>
> Could it be the way I'm creating the variable? This is the process:
>
> ertf = "\\\\sdcfaxgw04\\c$\\epic\\jobs\\Processed\\7.7.7\\Epic Print Service\\"+filevariable

What is in filevariable?  Do you happen to read "filevariable" from
stdin?  Then this is what happens:

irb(main):001:0> File.open("price.sql").close
=> nil

OK, file is there.  Now the test:

irb(main):002:0> filevariable = gets
price.sql
=> "price.sql\n"
irb(main):003:0> File.open(filevariable).close
Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - price.sql

	from (irb):3:in `initialize'
	from (irb):3:in `open'
	from (irb):3
	from /usr/local/bin/irb19:12:in `<main>'

Note the trailing newline.  You can get rid of it by doing

irb(main):004:0> filevariable.chomp!
=> "price.sql"
irb(main):005:0> filevariable
=> "price.sql"


Kind regards

robert

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