[Rubyinstaller-devel] .bat files in vista

Jon jon.forums at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 10:06:11 EDT 2009

> Anybody else out there have problems running .bat files under vista?
> i.e.
> irb(main):001:0> system("ack.bat abc")
> => false
> irb(main):002:0> `ack.bat abc`
> Errno::EACCES: Permission denied - ack.bat abc
>         from (irb):2:in ``'
>         from (irb):2
> irb(main):003:0>
> works XP, fails vista (same .bat file works fine from the command line)?
> Thanks.
> -r

D:\Jon\My Documents\RubyDev>type ack.bat
@echo off
echo %0 %*

both of your examples work on 2Ksp4 for 1.8.6p383 and 1.9.1p243 and 1.9.1p243 on vista home premium sp2, although the vista account was an admin account.


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