Just throwing this out there…
Periodically I am made aware that not all Windows users are familiar
with cmd.com and the Windows command line. It seems to me that it would
be very helpful if somebody who is familiar with Windows and Ruby would
put together a little “cheat sheet” of Windows things that new Ruby
users on Windows need to know.
For example, how to start a command window and what to do with it once
it’s started. What directories are and how to manipulate them with
commands. Here I’m thinking of dir, mkdir, chdir, etc. (Might even need
a “cmd.com commands for beginners” section.) What a text editor is, why
you can’t use Word to write Ruby code. How to run a Ruby program that’s
been saved in a file.
I’m not really Windows-knowledgeable-enough to do this myself. You Ruby
& Windows users out there know better than I do what’s useful. I’m
guessing that this would make a very popular blog entry.
P.S. Maybe a different one for OS X users, too.