Forum: Ruby Which File Classto use

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78947e02afdcaabbda360f9d112bfbe0?d=identicon&s=25 Musdev Musdev (devrubygem)
on 2009-02-03 21:59
I am new to Ruby and would like to create a small project that deals
with the file system. The parameters I would like to pass in the command
window would be, how many iterations I would like to run, how many
folders I would like to create, how many files I would like to put
inside those folders, how many I want to open, and close. In the
processI would like to rename the folders and files, and change its
attributes.
Is there one specificfile class I use. or many. I'm have no clue.Do some
classes do the same thing, is one better to use then the other?

I just would like to be pointed in the right direction to get started,
then figure everything else out on my own.

Kindest Regards
Zayd
3131fcea0a711e5ad89c8d49cc9253b4?d=identicon&s=25 Julian Leviston (Guest)
on 2009-02-04 01:05
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Best thing to do is build your program one step at a time. Pick one
feature - say asking number of iterations and doing the loop, putting
a print command to simply show that it's doing something in mock of
the actual code for creating folders and files. Then add the next
thing. Use irb to experiment with the classes to test things out. For
instance, to find out how to use the file class, open irb then ask
File what methods it responds to with File.methods, then try some out.

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78947e02afdcaabbda360f9d112bfbe0?d=identicon&s=25 Musdev Musdev (devrubygem)
on 2009-02-04 05:41
Julian Leviston wrote:
> Best thing to do is build your program one step at a time. Pick one
> feature - say asking number of iterations and doing the loop, putting
> a print command to simply show that it's doing something in mock of
> the actual code for creating folders and files. Then add the next
> thing. Use irb to experiment with the classes to test things out. For
> instance, to find out how to use the file class, open irb then ask
> File what methods it responds to with File.methods, then try some out.
>
> Blog: http://random8.zenunit.com/
> Learn rails: http://sensei.zenunit.com/

Thanks!!! Im guessing I can create an array of those iterations? I see
that there are a bunch of file classes, and some carry more methods then
others, im also guessing that i would be using of. Ourse the file method
and use say require 'FileUtil' to access more methods that are not in
the File class. Please correct me if im wrong :)
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