I'm trying to shell out (with the `` method, to call wget) from within an action. It looks something like this: def prepare_project @project = Project.find_by_id(params[:id]) logger.info("Exporting project...") `wget blah blah` `zip blah blah` flash[:notice] = "Exported project successfully." redirect_to :action => 'export_project', :id => @project.id end The app hits this method and does indeed end up on export_project, rendering that view... but it never seems to do the wget or zip stuff, or even log! Can anyone please point me toward a solution?
on 2006-06-08 23:57
on 2006-06-09 01:45
For starters, instead of using `wget` why not use Net::HTTP? It can do the same thing, though maybe with a bit more work on your end. As far as zipping goes, well, does anyone else know of a usable ruby-zip library and can point out docs or a tutorial?