How to make –no-ri –no-rdoc the default for gem install?
I don’t use RI or RDoc from the gems I install in my machine or in the servers I handle (I use other means of documentation), but every gem I install comes with RI and RDoc by default and I forget to set –no-ri –no-rdoc.
Is there a way to make those two flags the default?
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You can specify default options using the .gemrc configuration file.
You just add following line to your local ~/.gemrc file (it is in your home folder)
or you can add this line to global gemrc config file, here is how to find it (in linux)
strace gem source 2>&1 | grep gemrc
On Windows XP the path to the .gemrc file is
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/gemrc
and this file is not created by default, you should create it yourself.
--- :update_sources: true :sources: - http://gems.rubyforge.org/ - http://gems.github.com :benchmark: false :bulk_threshold: 1000 :backtrace: false :verbose: true gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc
From RVM’s documentation:
Just add this line to your ~/.gemrc or /etc/gemrc:
gem: --no-rdoc --no-ri
The answer stated earlier:
install: --no-rdoc --no-ri update: --no-rdoc --no-ri
but it got updated with the docs it was quoting – @mpapis
Step by steps:
To create/edit the .gemrc file from the terminal:
You will open a editor called vi. paste in:
gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc
You can check if everything is correct with this command:
sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit ~/.gemrc
On Linux (and probably Mac):
echo 'gem: --no-document' >> ~/.gemrc
This one-liner used to be in comments here, but somehow disappeared.
Note that –no-ri and –no-rdoc have been deprecated according to the new guides. The recommended way is to use –no-document in ~/.gemrc or /etc/gemrc.
install: --no-document update: --no-document
A oneliner for the windows users:
(echo install: –no-document && echo update: –no-document) >> c:/ProgramData/gemrc
On Windows7 the .gemrc file is not present, you can let Ruby create one like this (it’s not easy to do this in explorer).
gem sources --add http://rubygems.org
You will have to confirm (it’s unsafe). Now the file is created in your userprofile folder (c:/users/)
You can edit the textfile to remove the source you added or you can remove it with
gem sources --remove http://rubygems.org
As mentioned above, put gem: –no-document in your gem file. However, the system-wide gemrc will not always necessarily go into /etc/gemrc. If you are using RVM, or you have Ruby installed under /usr/local/bin, it needs to go in a different location. You can find this location by running irb and typing…
require 'rubygems' Gem::ConfigFile::SYSTEM_WIDE_CONFIG_FILE
See the original post on this over here.
One line to rule them all:
echo "gem: --no-document" >> ~/.gemrc