Hi,
I need to retain the present working directory(pwd)  information( in DOS)
into a variable to be used later in a batch file.
 say something like 
set d = pwd
then, cd  %d% 
can you tell me how to achieve it in DOS.
your command below d= Dir.pwd does not work for me on win2k/dos.
Thanks,
Amit


Subject: Re: ms-dos calls on Windows? and/or, getting working directory?
From: "Victor Manuel Reyes Viloria" <vmreyes / us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 05:40:26 +0900
The following works for me under windows/2000 dos shell.
d = Dir.pwd

Victor

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Subject:  ms-dos calls on Windows?  and/or, getting working directory?

hi...

on Unix, you can do something like,
foo = `pwd`

the equivalent on Windows (foo = `cd`) seems not to work.
is there some way i can make an ms-dos shell call?
or does it have to be a "system call", ie Win32 API?

actually,
all i'm trying to do at the moment is get the
current working directory from within ruby,
so if i'm totally barking up the wrong tree
and there's another simple way to do it,
please let me know.

thanks,
-brian