How do you run ruby on windows


#1

Okay so I’ve downloaded the One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows and
installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
and now what do I need to do to use it? I’ve gone into the command
line and try to execute some commands but it doesn’t work… where do I
need to put the .rb files to?


#2

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 2:31 PM, equinox removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Okay so I’ve downloaded the One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows and
installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
and now what do I need to do to use it? I’ve gone into the command
line and try to execute some commands but it doesn’t work… where do I
need to put the .rb files to?

Is the ruby binary in your path? Are you typing the following: ruby
file.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)


#3

On Nov 19, 2:41 pm, Glen H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

file.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

no it is not in my path, I am using irb as of now… I have tried to
load it in the irb
but it doesn’t work…


#4

Make sure that you have your path setup correctly first, the installer
should have done this for you if you selected that option.

I used to forget to make sure that I was in the same folder as whatever
file that I wanted to require into my IRB session before I started. I
just created a folder C:\rubyscripts\ that I navigate to before I start
doing anything it is also where I store all my ruby scripts amazingly
enough.


#5

On Nov 19, 3:19 pm, Glen H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

installed it well under C:\Program Files\ruby
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying."
source file_name.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

hmm…I think I need to load the file first right in irb using the load
command?


#6

Just in case you are having trouble with your Windows path variable,
here’s how to add a folder to it:

*Go to your desktop and right click “My Computer”.

*Select “properties” from the menu.

*Click the “Advanced” tab.

*At the bottom of the window, there’s a button labeled “Environment
Variables”. Click it.

*There are two listboxes on the window, the bottom one is called “System
variables”. Scroll through that box until you come across “Path”. Select
“Path” and click the “Edit” button.

*Click the “Variable value” textbox and hit the “End” key on your
keyboard. Type a semi-colon followed by the absolute path to your ruby
bin folder.

Also, you can always check what folder IRB is running in by typing
“Dir.pwd”. You can get a list of all the .rb file in the folder IRB is
currently operating in with “Dir.glob(’*.rb’)”. Also, you can change the
path that IRB is operating in with “Dir.chdir(‘c:\my_ruby_files’)”.


#7

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM, equinox removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Is the ruby binary in your path? Are you typing the following: ruby
load it in the irb
but it doesn’t work…

So you are trying to read a source file and execute the code in irb? To
do
that you need to type the following in your irb session:

source file_name.rb


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)