Using a C program inside of Rails


I have a compiled c program I use to do text processing.

It operates as a pipe:

cat sometext.txt | /usr/local/bin/my_c_program > othertext.txt

I want to use it to process text which is typed into a textarea field in an HTML form.

What are some options I have to make use of this executable so I could use it as a text filter inside of Rails?


Try Kernel#popen [].


I'm writing tests and want to move my development data into my test db. I do a "rake db:data:dump MODEL=My_modelname" and get a fixtures file that looks like this: