"ri test" tells me to see page 430?

$ ri test
----------------------------------------------------------- Kernel::test
test(aCmd, file1 [, file2] ) -> anObject

···
 Uses the integer aCmd to perform various tests on file1 (Table 23.3
 on page 430) or on file1 and file2 (Table 23.4).

What am I supposed to do when presented with the above? I think it’s
awkward that an online reference tells me to refer to a page of a
book. I’m not sure what book it’s referring to, and I don’t have any
Ruby books…

What am I supposed to do when presented with the above? I think it's

  http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ref_m_kernel.html#Kernel.test

awkward that an online reference tells me to refer to a page of a
book. I'm not sure what book it's referring to, and I don't have any
Ruby books...

  http://www.rubycentral.com/book/index.html

Guy Decoux

Philip Mak wrote:

$ ri test
----------------------------------------------------------- Kernel::test
test(aCmd, file1 [, file2] ) -> anObject

 Uses the integer aCmd to perform various tests on file1 (Table 23.3
 on page 430) or on file1 and file2 (Table 23.4).

What am I supposed to do when presented with the above? I think it’s
awkward that an online reference tells me to refer to a page of a
book. I’m not sure what book it’s referring to, and I don’t have any
Ruby books…

It is refering to the PickAxe book, since that is where the information
is extracted from, IIRC:
http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ref_m_kernel.html#Kernel.test

Not that you’d have much luck finding page 430 in the online version :slight_smile:

This is rather cumbersome, IMHO, since there are alot of "see page XXX"
in the book. For our (in progress) norwegian translation of the PickAxe,
I’ve started adding tags for connecting these bits together and learning
a little XSLT to link it all up in HTML. What and how to do that 'what’
as far as ‘ri’ goes, I haven’t got a clue…

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