> From: "T. Onoma" <transami / runbox.com>
> What platform are you running on?  What ruby version?  Is this
> a standalone script, or is it called from some other process (such
> as a CGI script called by Apache)?

linux, 1.8, standalone
 
> Do you eventually see any of your printouts at all?  That is, if
> a linefeed is eventually printed, do all the "buffered" prints
> eventually show up?

when the while loop finishes it all comes flying out. have tried flush on stdout and file's io.
 
> Also, in:
>  >     # THIS WON'T THIS PRINT!!!!!!!!!!!
>  >       print "\ca{source_file_io.pos}KB/#{@source_size}KB" 
>
> Do you really want a control-A?  And is the sharp sign really
> ommitted there before the open brace at \ca{ ?

typo, ctrl-a i had hoped would move to beginning of line, but can't test obviously. i have since replaced this line with a call to Ruby/ProgressBar from RAA. but it still the same problem.

thanks,
-t0