Using variables defined in configuration files

Greetings all,
I recently posted about how to import a configuration file. I got
this as a reply:

load File.join(ENV[‘HOME’], ‘.myconfrc’)

file ~/.myconfrc:

$interval = 15

But when I go to run it, I get this:

test.rb:3: unterminated string meets end of file
test.rb:3: syntax error, unexpected tSTRING_END, expecting
tSTRING_CONTENT or tREGEXP_END or tSTRING_DBEG or tSTRING_DVAR

Anything help would be appreciated. Also, the configuration file has
some variables in it. How would I access those variables?

Cheers,
dlucci

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Derril L. [email protected]
wrote:

But when I go to run it, I get this:

test.rb:3: unterminated string meets end of file
test.rb:3: syntax error, unexpected tSTRING_END, expecting
tSTRING_CONTENT or tREGEXP_END or tSTRING_DBEG or tSTRING_DVAR

Anything help would be appreciated. Also, the configuration file has
some variables in it. How would I access those variables?

This works for me:

[email protected]:~/temp$ cat ~/.myconf.rc
$test_variable = 15
[email protected]:~/temp$ cat test_config.rb && ruby test_config.rb
load File.join(ENV[‘HOME’], “.myconf.rc”)

puts $test_variable

15

So check that you don’t have unmatched quotes in either of the files.
You can do as the example and use global variables, or there are some
gems out there that do similar stuff for configuration files. Maybe
you can check what they do.

I found this thread through google, it can give you some ideas:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/86660

Jesus.

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