Hi,

I'm reading The Book, and I was trying out %x{dir} et al on
page 75... but all I get is:

   test.rb:1: command not found: dir

I tried the backquote operator, other DOS commands... Nothing
worked!

I also tried to use IO.popen -- Same deal!

I'm running

   ruby 1.6.2 (2000-11-04) [i386-cygwin]

under Win98... Any ideas?


/Niklas