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I’ve just found ruby and want to teach it to my son & myself, and have
found several tutorials that will work fine, I’ve loaded ruby on my pc
(the newest version) I’ve written a small sample program prog.rb - when
i try to run it from the command prompt it doesnt recognize the
command… It’s been a dozen years since I’ve programmed anythig, and
was never good, but think it may have something to do with my default
paths? Please help me just get ruby running properly - i tried looking
through the posts, but didnt find anything in my searching, but i’m sure
it because I didnt know where to look. Many many thanks.
-Ron

From: Ron Gunsolus [mailto:[email protected]]

i try to run it from the command prompt it doesnt recognize the

command…

you forgot to post your sample program and the output/result/errors

kind regards -botp

Ron Gunsolus wrote:

I’ve just found ruby and want to teach it to my son & myself, and have
found several tutorials that will work fine, I’ve loaded ruby on my pc
(the newest version) I’ve written a small sample program prog.rb - when
i try to run it from the command prompt it doesnt recognize the
command… It’s been a dozen years since I’ve programmed anythig, and
was never good, but think it may have something to do with my default
paths? Please help me just get ruby running properly - i tried looking
through the posts, but didnt find anything in my searching, but i’m sure
it because I didnt know where to look. Many many thanks.
-Ron

You need to give more information such as which platform (Windows, OSX,
Linux), version, version of Ruby, how you installed it and how you tried
to launch the program.

Also, these links might help you.

http://ruby.about.com/od/tutorials/a/installruby.htm
http://ruby.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/commandline.htm

Ron Gunsolus wrote:

i try to run it from the command prompt it doesnt recognize the
command…

Enter these on the command line:

ruby -v
ruby prog.rb

The first should report your ruby --version, and the second has a shot
at
running the program!

Next, if you use the One Click Installer, run its Scite program. That
lets you
just hit each time you change the code.

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