Hi!

On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Hee-Sob Park wrote:
> "Niklas Backlund" <d99-nba / nada.kth.se> wrote in message
> >
> >    test.rb:1: command not found: dir
> >
> >    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}"

Thanks, it almost worked now! But this is getting weirder by the minute...

On my other computer, running Win95 and Ruby 1.6.2 mingw32
version, I can do this:

 IO.popen("dir").each_line {|line| print line if line =~ /\.rb[^~]/ }

and get the desired result, and if I replace it with

 IO.popen("command.com /c dir").each_line {|line|
   print line if line =~ /\.rb[^~]/ }

it works exactly the same. So far, so good...


But example 1 refuses to work on _this_ computer, running
Win98 and Ruby 1.6.2 cygwin version:

 test2.rb:1: command not found: dir

And example 2 acts even more strange; the command is found,
but the output never seems to "pass through" my program,
i e all the files in the dir are printed out...

Is this a cygwin<-->mingw32 issue, a Win95<-->Win98 issue,
or both? (...or none?)

/Niklas