Re: Execute shell command from Rails


Hi Chuong,

I’ve used ‘open3’ repeatedly
with succes.
(used open3 because I needed stdout and stderr)


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[mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] On Behalf Of Chuong Huynh
Sent: dinsdag 23 januari 2007 11:19
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Subject: [Rails] Execute shell command from Rails

Hi all,

Can anyone tell what is the way to execute OS shell command from
within Rails programs? I tried to use “exec” but it terminate the
console (which run “ruby script/server” originally).

Thank you very much.

  • Chuong




%x{ls -l /}

2007/1/23, Piet H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid:



Thank you for the info. I’ve found out also Kernel.system, IO.popen. I
try them all.

  • Chuong