> 
> How about this in ruby distribution /ext/Win32API/getch.rb ?
> 
>   require 'Win32API'
>   getch = Win32API.new("crtdll", "_getch", [], 'L')
>   puts getch.Call.chr
> 
> Hee-Sob Park
> 

Thanks, Hee-Sob... that is very interesting. I will give it
a try...

Hal