On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 03:54:41AM +0900, Bret Jolly wrote:
> Greetings, lovers of Ruby,
> 
> How can I select the shell to be used by %x{ stuff }?  Setting ENV['SHELL']
> doesn't seem to have any effect.  The pickaxe book said this construct invokes
> "the host operating system's standard shell".  But suppose I want my script
> which uses %x{ stuff } to run both on a box using bash and a box using tcsh?
> It seems there must be a way to set this, or else we'd have serious portability
> problems.  Also, what if I want to make use of some nifty zsh feature in
> my %x{ stuff } but my login shell is bash?  I haven't been able to figure
> out how to do this.

try %x{ exec zsh -c "stuff" } -- force the interpreter to use.

Ari

> 
> Happy Ruby!  Regards, Bret
> Bret Jolly (Jou Lii Bair)
>