I'm trying to run an external Ruby script from my Rails app.
I have two questions. First, is this the proper/correct way to run an
external script from a rails controller. I just want to fire off the
script and continue; I don't want to wait around for its completion or
Don't know about fork, but whenever external scripts come up, everyone
recommends looking at backgrounddrb: http://backgroundrb.rubyforge.org/