This is such a noobie question.
I have a file, http:// … /One-minute-commercial-027.flv (I can’t
enter the name because the email gets rejected with a 5.7.1 as spam,
I want to do two simple things:
- I want to get the file size. Please note that File.size() does not
seem to work for me for a web-based file but does work for a local file.
irb(main):002:0> File.size(‘http:// … /One-minute-commercial-027.flv’)
Errno::EINVAL: Invalid argument - http:// something
size' from (irb):2 from C:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.2/bin/irb:12:in’
- I want to read a few hundred bytes from the beginning of the file so
as to pick up the flv’s time duration.
Are there Ruby facilities to do this?