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RVM home page:

Install RVM


    curl -L | bash -s stable

On OS X you can use RailsInstaller which will bring all dependencies for you:

Update RVM

    rvm get stable

In case of problems try first with development version
(maybe it's already fixed):

    rvm get head

Very old installations might not support those update methods, just run the installer and reopen your terminal.

Install Ruby dependencies

Follow instructions from:

    rvm requirements

List known rubies

    rvm list known

Install Ruby

    rvm install 1.9.3                # Latest known patch level
    rvm install 1.9.3 -j 3           # Parallel compile, set to # of CPU cores
    rvm install 1.9.3 --patch falcon # Use a patch (falcon for performance)
    rvm install 1.9.2-p318           # Patchlevel 318
    rvm install rbx --1.9            # Rubinius with 1.9 mode set as default

List all rubies and gemsets

    rvm list         # List rubies only
    rvm list gemsets # List rubies and gemsets
    rvm gemset list  # List gemsets for current ruby

Selecting Ruby for work

    rvm system                 # For system ruby, with fallback to default 
    rvm use jruby              # For current session only
    rvm use --default 1.9.3    # For current and new sessions
    rvm use --ruby-version rbx # For current session and this project

RVM will automatically use a ruby and gemset when you `cd` to a project directory.

Read more on project files:


Using ruby and gems

After selecting Ruby work as usual:

    ruby -v
    gem install haml

Temporarily selecting another Ruby or gemset

    rvm 1.8.7 do gem install rspec      # in the given ruby
    rvm 1.8.7,1.9.2 do gem install haml # in this two rubies
    rvm @global do gem install gist     # in @global gemset of current ruby


RVM by default allows creating multiple environments for one ruby - called *gemsets*.

Gemsets can be specified together with ruby name using gemsets separator(@):

- ruby-1.9.3-p125@my-project

During installation of Ruby, RVM creates two gemsets:

- default - automatically selected when no @gemset specified: rvm use 1.9.3
- global  - super gemset, inherited by all other gemsets for the given ruby

Working with gemsets:

    rvm use 1.8.7                          # use the ruby to manage gemsets for
    rvm gemset create project_name         # create a gemset
    rvm gemset use project_name            # use a gemset in this ruby
    rvm gemset list                        # list gemsets in this ruby
    rvm gemset delete project_name         # delete a gemset
    rvm 1.9.1@other_project_name           # use another ruby and gemset
    rvm 1.9.3@_project --create --rvmrc    # use and create gemset & .rvmrc

Install RVM for all users

Discouraged; make sure to read

More help ?

A lot of resources is available:

- in your terminal: `rvm help`
- IRC #rvm @ freenode -