The easiest way is to install cygwin (www.cygwin.com) which gives you a UNIX 
like environment with a bash shell.  Then you use #! just like a real 
computer.  :)

On Monday 10 March 2003 12:31 pm, jeepcreep wrote:
> Just to take you a little off subject for a moment:
> I'm also a newby. I went to your site and installed Ruby (Windows version).
> On the comand line level it works just fine. Now to create a program.
> Therein lies my problem. At home I am running LINUX, so I don't expect a
> problem (I'll install the LINUX version and use #!). At work, though, I'm
> not that lucky. I am running on an XP platform. I can't use #! here so how
> do I define the directory where my .rb modules will be run from? Daniel
> Carrera <dcarrera / math.umd.edu> wrote:> Althoug getting a job in
> programming is a concern of mine, I think
>
> > I'd still be able to find another line of work. I am however very
> > interested in being a volunteer developer for a Linux distribution,
> > it would certainly help me learn the programming language.
>
> Most of Linux/OSS is written in C, in the Unix tradition. KDE is an
> exception, it is mostly C++.
>
> C is easier to learn than C++, and to some degree it is a subset of
> C++.
>
> I would suggest you learn Ruby first, then C then (possibly) C++. In
> my case I've never had a compelling reason to learn C++. I only know
> C.

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