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

<shameless plug>

For general sys-admin type stuff, also see:

http://ruby-sysutils.sourceforge.net
http://ruby-netutils.sourceforge.net

</shameless plug>

Regards,

Dan