The output you’re seeing when you type rails script/server suggests that you’re actually running the rails new command, which is used to generate a new Rails application.

In Rails 2.3.2, the command to start the server is script/server, not rails script/server. So, to start the server, you should navigate to your Rails application directory and run:


This command will start the Rails development server, allowing you to access your application in the browser.

The script directory contains various scripts used for running tasks related to your Rails application, including starting the server (server script).

To summarize, ensure you’re running the correct command (script/server) to start the server in your Rails 2.3.2 application, and make sure you’re in the correct directory containing your Rails application files.

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