On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:27:46 -0000, mr ra88it firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, also, how do I access the doc of the ruby gems using ri or
rbbr ? I
saw nothing that would allow me to do so :S
You don’t. This is not a capability of ri.
I love using ri to browse documentation and I’m amazed that it is not
capable of showing the documentation for ruby gems. Does anybody have
a good idea for how this might be achieved?
If you really don’t care about having the RDoc available via gem_server,
then you could do something like the following. I’ll assume here that
are installed as root, for use sitewide.
Just create a file, /root/.gemrc , with the following:
Now run an install for a gem that you know has rdoc:
su -c 'gem install cmdparse'
Doesn’t matter if it’s already installed. Now check it’s worked and is
available to all users:
(substitute another if you have cmdparse ri already installed :))
As I say though doing this you’ll lose the RDoc you get in gem_server I
guess, but you should get RI on tap for your gems. Very nice from
As a footnote, check out http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/11#page55
for more information. You could do this on a per-gem basis, for example,
by having a special config file you supply when needed, and it can be
tailored to per-user gem install or whatever too I think.