How to open a console and ruby a ruby script from ruby?

I know I can do

system “ruby script.rb”

But I want to open a console to run it in.

Thanks.
T

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006 [email protected] wrote:

I know I can do

system “ruby script.rb”

But I want to open a console to run it in.

you mean a pty? check out ext/pty, there’s an example in there.

cheers.

-a

[email protected] wrote:

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006 [email protected] wrote:

I know I can do

system “ruby script.rb”

But I want to open a console to run it in.

you mean a pty? check out ext/pty, there’s an example in there.

I want a window to come up with a shell propmt (or dos on windows).

T.

[email protected] wrote:

But I want to open a console to run it in.

you mean a pty? check out ext/pty, there’s an example in there.

I want a window to come up with a shell propmt (or dos on windows).

you probably want something like

Thanks. It worked!!! Check out Ballyhoo balloon :wink:

T.

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006 [email protected] wrote:

you mean a pty? check out ext/pty, there’s an example in there.

I want a window to come up with a shell propmt (or dos on windows).

you probably want something like

fortytwo :~ > cat a.rb
require ‘rbconfig’
require ‘tempfile’

def console command
arch = Config::CONFIG[‘arch’]

 unless arch =~ %r/win/i
   tmp = Tempfile.new Process.pid.to_s
   tmp << command
   tmp << "\n"
   tmp << "bash"
   tmp << "\n"
   tmp.close
   begin
     system "xterm -e 'bash -l -i #{ tmp.path }'"
   ensure
     tmp.close!
   end
 else
   raise 'windoze'
 end

end

console ‘date’

i’ll leave the windoze bit to you :wink:

regards.

-a

Windoze equivalent inserted below :slight_smile:

On 7/1/06, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

   tmp << command
   tmp << "\n"
   tmp << "bash"
   tmp << "\n"
   tmp.close
   begin
     system "xterm -e 'bash -l -i #{ tmp.path }'"
   ensure
     tmp.close!
   end
 else
      system "start cmd /k #{command}"
 end

end

console ‘date’

Regards,
Sean

Beware that you’re technically detecting both windows and mac (darwin)
with /win/. You might want to check for win32 (or, i suppose, win64?)
instead.

  • james

James A. wrote:

Beware that you’re technically detecting both windows and mac (darwin)
with /win/. You might want to check for win32 (or, i suppose, win64?)
instead.

Thanks. I’ll change that. How does one do this on mac btw?

T.

On Jul 2, 2006, at 2:02 PM, [email protected] wrote:

Thanks. I’ll change that. How does one do this on mac btw?

  • h.h. the 14th dali lama

Eh, yeah but it’s not ideal (You’ll have to wait for X11 to start
usually, which it may or may not do automatically, I’m not sure. i
think it might if opened via the Finder but not from the command
line).

What I would do is

IO.popen(“osascript”, “w”) do |io|
io.puts <<APPLESCRIPT
tell Application “Terminal”
activate
do script “#{command_here}”
end tell
APPLESCRIPT
end

This has the advantage of not opening a new instance of terminal if
one is already open, (but it will if necessary) and not requiring the
user to a) have X11 installed and b) have it running.

Logan C. wrote:

activate
do script “#{command_here}”
end tell
APPLESCRIPT
end

This has the advantage of not opening a new instance of terminal if
one is already open, (but it will if necessary) and not requiring the
user to a) have X11 installed and b) have it running.

Thanks. I added it to my balloon. Maybe it works?

http://balloon.hobix.com/ballyhoo

T.

On Mon, 3 Jul 2006 [email protected] wrote:

James A. wrote:

Beware that you’re technically detecting both windows and mac (darwin)
with /win/. You might want to check for win32 (or, i suppose, win64?)
instead.

Thanks. I’ll change that. How does one do this on mac btw?

T.

the xterm command should work fine.

-a

On Jul 2, 2006, at 2:45 PM, [email protected] wrote:

io.puts <<APPLESCRIPT

Thanks. I added it to my balloon. Maybe it works?

http://balloon.hobix.com/ballyhoo

T.

Well, it doesn’t work but not because of terminals not opening. You
have a syntax error in the actual page

io.puts << APPLESCRIPT

should be

io.puts <<APPLESCRIPT # it’s a heredoc

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