Complete novice..., where to begin...?


When ruby installs on windows you will have an entry in Start->Program
Files->Ruby {Version}

There should be an icon SciTe, this is the default ruby editor

There is also an icon for Interactive Ruby Shell, this is a CLI based
console and allows you to execute ruby commands

Ruby.exe should be added to your path in Win95

So when you have written some code simply type in:
ruby -c filename (this will check your code for syntax errors)
ruby -e filename (this will execute your code)

The ruby documentation has a good starting point on CLI commands …

hope this helps

Graeme Matthew
Analyst Programmer
Mercer Investment Consulting
Level 29, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3001, Australia
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Camp []
Sent: Thursday, 26 September 2002 11:24
Subject: complete novice…, where to begin…?

where would a complete novice (to ruby; have some vb experience, but MS
hold’s one’s hand the entire way when setting up VB6; not as cryptic as
this setup seems to be…) get some tips on how to configure ruby after
downloading and executing “ruby 164-7.exe” to win95? have no clue where
to begin, or where any executables are to open a shell, or editor, to
practice… any web sites of how to’s or faqs anyone can suggest?
many thanks, please email if possible,


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