How do you run ruby on windows

Okay so I’ve downloaded the One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows and
installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
and now what do I need to do to use it? I’ve gone into the command
line and try to execute some commands but it doesn’t work… where do I
need to put the .rb files to?

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 2:31 PM, equinox [email protected] wrote:

Okay so I’ve downloaded the One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows and
installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
and now what do I need to do to use it? I’ve gone into the command
line and try to execute some commands but it doesn’t work… where do I
need to put the .rb files to?

Is the ruby binary in your path? Are you typing the following: ruby
file.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

On Nov 19, 2:41 pm, Glen H. [email protected] wrote:

file.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

no it is not in my path, I am using irb as of now… I have tried to
load it in the irb
but it doesn’t work…

Make sure that you have your path setup correctly first, the installer
should have done this for you if you selected that option.

I used to forget to make sure that I was in the same folder as whatever
file that I wanted to require into my IRB session before I started. I
just created a folder C:\rubyscripts\ that I navigate to before I start
doing anything it is also where I store all my ruby scripts amazingly
enough.

On Nov 19, 3:19 pm, Glen H. [email protected] wrote:

installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying."
source file_name.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

hmm…I think I need to load the file first right in irb using the load
command?

Just in case you are having trouble with your Windows path variable,
here’s how to add a folder to it:

*Go to your desktop and right click “My Computer”.

*Select “properties” from the menu.

*Click the “Advanced” tab.

*At the bottom of the window, there’s a button labeled “Environment
Variables”. Click it.

*There are two listboxes on the window, the bottom one is called “System
variables”. Scroll through that box until you come across “Path”. Select
“Path” and click the “Edit” button.

*Click the “Variable value” textbox and hit the “End” key on your
keyboard. Type a semi-colon followed by the absolute path to your ruby
bin folder.

Also, you can always check what folder IRB is running in by typing
“Dir.pwd”. You can get a list of all the .rb file in the folder IRB is
currently operating in with “Dir.glob(’*.rb’)”. Also, you can change the
path that IRB is operating in with “Dir.chdir(‘c:\my_ruby_files’)”.

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM, equinox [email protected] wrote:

Is the ruby binary in your path? Are you typing the following: ruby
load it in the irb
but it doesn’t work…

So you are trying to read a source file and execute the code in irb? To
do
that you need to type the following in your irb session:

source file_name.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

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