I’ve just started using Ruby and am LOVING IT!
For my job I need to do allot of shell scripting but have been getting
very annoyed at its limitations.
So I am now looking to Ruby to replace it. The thing is I need to be
able to run a command say “ls” with a variable say “directory”. Heres an
example of what I would do in shell script.
Now in Ruby I have to use the backquotes for commands right? So if I
create a variable directory in Ruby how do I get it’s contents to be
executed in the command or evaluated in a regular expression?
directory = “/tmp”
I know the above is wrong and both will just evaluate the word directory
not the variables contents. So how do I get the contents in there?
Thank you very much for you help.