I'm pretty new to this whole thing, so I apologize in advance if this is common knowledge. I'm trying to get a ruby script to grab a list of files and run them all one after the other. The initial script will go to a page, download the list, then use the list to download each one and install it. The problem is that the list is ever-changing and updating, so I need to be able to get the script to sort of loop through and, say: Download $file1 Run $file1 ($file1 is complete) Download $file2 Run $file2 etcetera I'm stuck in 2 points. First, if the download list is 7 files one day and 3 files the next, how can I get the script to stop in the right place? Also, how will it know to only run one at a time and then move to the next one? How can I get the download script to know when one is done and it can move on? Thanks.
on 2008-11-17 20:48