On Thu, 26 Dec 2002 14:19:52 +0900, Matthew Huggett wrote:

> Hi:  
> I'm real new to Ruby, and I'm wondering how to call a program like tar 
> or gzip from a Ruby script.  Where can I find documentation for this 
> sort of thing?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Matt

Regarding documentation, Hal Fulton's _The Ruby Way_ has a chapter devoted
to scripting and using Ruby for system administration. Check your local
online bookseller.