Gem installation without documentation


#1

I’ve got Ruby running on my palmtop, and I don’t want to waste the
extra space with ri or RDoc documentation for certain gems. I did
some hunting and couldn’t find a simple answer for my questions so I
thought I’d ask here.

How can I do a “gem install” and not generate that documentation?
How would i “uninstall” certain already-installed documentation?
(just find and delete it?)


#2

On Jul 31, 6:54 am, “Sy Ali” removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’ve got Ruby running on my palmtop, and I don’t want to waste the
extra space with ri or RDoc documentation for certain gems. I did
some hunting and couldn’t find a simple answer for my questions so I
thought I’d ask here.

How can I do a “gem install” and not generate that documentation?
How would i “uninstall” certain already-installed documentation?
(just find and delete it?)

I believe you can pass --no-rdoc and --no-ri to the gem command.


#3

2007/7/31, Sy Ali removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

How can I do a “gem install” and not generate that documentation?
How would i “uninstall” certain already-installed documentation?
(just find and delete it?)

Try “gem help install”. It will list you all options including
–no-rdoc and --no-ri as Rob mentioned them


#4

On 7/31/07, Thomas W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Try “gem help install”. It will list you all options including
–no-rdoc and --no-ri as Rob mentioned them

Aha. I worked through some of the help system but misunderstood how
to use it. I see what you’re talking about now, thanks.

So I guess I can uninstall the gems and then reinstall them without
the documentation, and that should clean things up nicely.