How modify $: permanently?

Is there a way to add a path to $: permanently so I don’t have to append
a path at the start of every script that needs it?

Greg W. wrote:

Is there a way to add a path to $: permanently so I don’t have to append
a path at the start of every script that needs it?

Use the RUBYLIB environment variable. From man ruby:

RUBYLIB A colon-separated list of directories that are added to
Ruby?s library load path ($:). Directories from this
environment variable are searched before the standard
load path is searched.

             e.g.:
                   RUBYLIB="$HOME/lib/ruby:$HOME/lib/rubyext"

Joel VanderWerf wrote:

Greg W. wrote:

Is there a way to add a path to $: permanently so I don’t have to append
a path at the start of every script that needs it?

Use the RUBYLIB environment variable. From man ruby:

RUBYLIB A colon-separated list of directories that are added to
Ruby?s library load path ($:). Directories from this
environment variable are searched before the standard
load path is searched.

             e.g.:
                   RUBYLIB="$HOME/lib/ruby:$HOME/lib/rubyext"

took me a bit to put that all together (not a nix geek), but got it now.
Thanks.

I added this to my PROFILE

export RUBYLIB=$RUBYLIB:/usr/local/lib/ruby/… etc for what I needed

– gw

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