Hi,

"Niklas Backlund" <d99-nba / nada.kth.se> wrote in message
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> 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?
>

Insert 'command.com /c' before internal DOS command.

like

ruby -e "print %x{command.com /c dir}"


>
> /Niklas
>
>

Park, Hee-Sob