Hello Bulat,

"Bulat Ziganshin" <bulatz / integ.ru> wrote in message
> you must exec "sync" at both sides :) add after first line
>
> check.sync = true
>
> i use this techinque to work with perl.exe and it really works

Ok, so now I have:

    check = IO.popen("ruby c:/ruby/bin/irb.rb",'w+')
    check.sync = true
    check.puts("STDOUT.sync = true")
    check.puts("puts $:")
    check.readlines.each { |line| puts line unless line =~ 'nil' }
    check.close_write
    check.readlines.each { |line| puts line unless line =~ 'nil' }

and it still does not work :-((

Can I see your code which drives perl.exe ?
May be it has something to do with the target application (in your case
"perl.exe" in my case "osql.exe")
I am using "irb" only as an example.

Thanks,
-- shanko