Exiting a ruby script


#1

I’m in the process of playing around with a, application launcher
script. It’s fairly far along, but I can’t seem to get the script to
exit when the application is actually launched. Here’s the final bit of
code:

@finalApps.each {|finalApp| if finalApp.id == runApp.to_i
updateRanking finalApp.name
symbolMatch = finalApp.command.match(/
%/)
if symbolMatch
system(symbolMatch.pre_match)
else
system(finalApp.command)
end
end
}

There’s some extra stripping of the command in there. The functional
part is the internal if loop. After “system(symbolMatch.pre_match)” or
“system(finalApp.command)” the app launches properly, but in the console
the ruby script stays open until the app is closed.

Is there a way to get the ruby script to terminate immediately after the
app is successfully launched?


#2

Alle domenica 11 marzo 2007, Jason B. ha scritto:

                              system(symbolMatch.pre_match)

Is there a way to get the ruby script to terminate immediately after the
app is successfully launched?

If I understand your problem correctly, you should use exec instead of
system,
which replace the ruby interpreter with the command given as argumnt.

I hope this helps

Stefano


#3

Actually, the process still holds open while the “launched” app running.
As soon as that last enter key is pressed to launch the app I need the
ruby script to release the console.

If I understand your problem correctly, you should use exec instead of
system