Detect if your running on windows

Submitted by:David Villa

Date added:06 July, 2011


It's an unfortunate necessity that you need to write different code for windows sometimes or at the very least load different libraries since there is no fork(), etc. This is how you can tell.

Tags: load different libraries

Code Snippet:

# Returns true if we are running on a MS windows platform, false otherwise.

def Kernel.is_windows?
processor, platform, *rest = RUBY_PLATFORM.split("-")
platform == 'mswin32'