Load file issue

I just installed Ruby and am learning along with The Well Rounded
Rubyist.
One of the steps is to create a file c2f.rb and check it.
I know I need to put it in the directory,
So I did by mkdir new c2f.rb
When I try to access the file via ruby c2f.rb
I get
ruby: permission denied – c2f.rb (load error)

Thanks for the help.
Side note: this is all done is command prompt not interactive

Elizabeth Conn wrote in post #1165939:

I just installed Ruby and am learning along with The Well Rounded
Rubyist.

“Grounded”. :slight_smile:
http://www.manning.com/black2/

One of the steps is to create a file c2f.rb and check it.

What do you mean by “check it”? Did you maybe mean to “execute it”?

I know I need to put it in the directory,

What do you mean by “the directory”?

So I did by mkdir new c2f.rb

That will create two directories “new” and “c2f.rb”.

When I try to access the file via ruby c2f.rb
I get
ruby: permission denied – c2f.rb (load error)

Can you show the output of

ls -ldF c2f.rb

Side note: this is all done is command prompt not interactive

On what OS are you?