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ProcessWatcher is a cross platform interface for running subprocesses safely. Unlike backticks or popen in Ruby 1.8, it will not invoke a shell. Unlike system, it will permits capturing the output. Unlike rolling it by hand, it runs on Windows.

installgem install process_watcher
Authors

Graham Hughes, Raphael Simon

17,425 total downloads 14,602 for this version
Owners

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Gemfile
gem 'process_watcher', '~> 0.4'
Versions
  1. 0.4 November 29, 2010 (12 KB)
  2. 0.3 November 8, 2010 (11.5 KB)
  3. 0.2 October 14, 2010 (11.5 KB)
Development Dependencies
  1. rspec ~> 1.3