Thank you Gavin! it works very well.. But now i have another question. I use
irb completion under linux, but under windows it doesn't seem to work (due
to the lack of readline). From a quick google, it seems it works under
ruby-cygwin, but not under the PragProg windows native version. is this
correct?

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C:\>irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'irb/completion'
LoadError: No such file to load -- readline
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.6/irb/completion.rb:10:in `require'
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.6/irb/completion.rb:10
        from (irb):1:in `require'
        from (irb):1:in `irb_binding'
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.6/irb/workspace.rb:51:in `irb_binding'
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.6/irb/workspace.rb:51
Maybe IRB bug!!

thank you,

emmanuel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Sinclair" <gsinclair / soyabean.com.au>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: irbrc location under windows


> > Hello,
> >
> >     Where does irb look for the irbrc file under windows? I tried
> > c:\ruby\bin\.irbrc etc. I found on the pickaxe that there is  ~/.irbrc,
> > .irbrc, irb.rc, _irbrc, and $irbrc. But it doesn't give any absolute
> > paths (same in irb sources).
>
> I don't use native windows Ruby, but my advice is create a HOME
> environment variable, equal to "your" directory.  (I use D:/home/gavin,
> for instance.)
>
> I'm pretty confident that if you do that, and restart cmd.exe (or however
> you run irb), then irb will look in you HOME directory for .irbrc etc.
>
> Gavin
>
>
>
>