Commands of creating new app. are different.

I am following "Head First Rails" to learn Rails Web Application
Development.

To create a new web application from command prompt, the books says:

rails <app_name>

When I try the above command, it doesn't work. After little tweaking I
tried:

rails new <app_name>

This works but crashes the creation of directory structure in:
vendors/plugins.

Later I tried running this command (as mentioned in the book):
ruby script/server

This command doesn't works. I opened the Script folder and found that it
has only one sub-folder with the name Rails.

Quoting Rubyist Rohit <lists@ruby-forum.com>:

I am following "Head First Rails" to learn Rails Web Application
Development.

[snipped]

You need to match major versions and preferably minor version of Rails. From
the snipped part of your e-mail, it's clear that "Head First Rails" was
written for Rails 2, which is no longer supported. My suggestion is find a
tutorial written for Rails 3, preferably Rails 3.2 (the current version).

HTH,
Jeffrey

I am following "Head First Rails" to learn Rails Web Application
Development.

To create a new web application from command prompt, the books says:

rails <app_name>

When I try the above command, it doesn't work. After little tweaking I
tried:

rails new <app_name>

This works but crashes the creation of directory structure in:
vendors/plugins.

vendor/plugins is dead and if I remember right won't even be supported
in Rails 4, so it's better to rid of using it now. Any tutorial that
recommends using it, under any circumstance is outdated and should not
be used.

Later I tried running this command (as mentioned in the book):
ruby script/server

This command doesn't works. I opened the Script folder and found that it
has only one sub-folder with the name Rails.

rails n dir -- create a new rails app
rails s -- start rails server
rails g -- generate commands
rake -T -- list of rake commands

rails has --help which will list base, and you can also do something
like rails n --help and list help docs specific to rails new.

Please suggest an alternative to Head First Rails.

Any no boring stuff with sample application lessons?

Check this page

https://plus.google.com/u/0/106410840031564395996/posts

Cheers,

Sai