[Rubygems-developers] Please help: Syntax error observed "Unexpected Token"

Evan Phoenix evan at fallingsnow.net
Sat Mar 19 15:27:48 EDT 2011


You should take this up on a ruby list, this list is for rubygems developers.

But I'll throw you a bone.

You're trying to run ruby in your shell. Run "irb" first then type in your ruby code.

 - Evan

On Mar 19, 2011, at 10:47 AM, beegee beegee wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a mac os x tiger 10.4.11, and ruby i.8.6.  I was trying to open a
> file using the following command
> 
> $ File.open('new-inventory.txt')
> -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `'new-inventory.txt''
> 
> Then I tried double quotes
> 
> $ File.open("new-inventory.txt")
> -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `"new-inventory.txt"'
> 
> I also tried
> 
> File.open("new-inventory.txt", "r")
> -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `"new-inventory.txt",'
> 
> *My question is, how do I open this file (new-inventory.txt)  and how do i
> read from it?*
> 
> *Regards*
> *
> *
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