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Absolute Newby stuck at the gate - can't start Server

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I've decided to try my hand at Ruby on Rails.

Running Mac OSX, with Ruby 1.8.7

I am working through this tutorial: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html

Firstly, something a bit odd when creating the app.. the instructions said to enter: "$ rails new blog" in the terminal to create a new rails app.  When I did this, the app was created, but in a folder called "new".. so I deleted that and ran "$ ruby blog".. that created my app with all it's folders.. all good.

Now I need to run the WEBrick server.  Tut says, while in the apps folder, enter "$ ruby server", and this should start a web server, but it creates a new app in a new folder "server".

So.. to recap.

a. "$ rails new blog", creates a new app in a folder called "new".

b. "$rails blog", creates a new app in a folder called "blog".

c. $ rails server" creates a new app in a folder called "server" (but this is supposed to start the server).

Can anyone see what I am doing wrong?

Many Thanks in advance!

Jason
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