Friday, 13 July 2012

Installing a gem with no documentation

Often you will want to install a gem on your local system or server, but you don't require the documentation, you want to leave it out. This not only speeds up the install, but saves some space on your machine. Here's the script to run from the command line if, for example you were installing the rack_csrf gem: The reason for both "no-ri" and "no-rdoc" is because there are actually two types of documentation being installed - the RDoc is essentially embedded documentation generator for the Ruby language. It will analyze source code and create the documentation. the Ruby ri files are to all intents and purposes Ruby's version of man pages which give you documentation from the command line.

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