What is the RubyGems feature?

RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby programming language. It provides a self-contained format in which developers can distribute Ruby programs and libraries.

For more information on RubyGems, read the RubyGems documentation.

Ruby Gem Installer

This feature allows you to search for, download, and install a Ruby Gem.

If you know the exact name of the Ruby Gem that you wish to install, enter its name in the Install a Ruby Gem text box and click Install Now.

To search for and install a Ruby Gem, perform the following steps: 

  1. Use one of the following methods to find the desired Ruby Gem:

    • Enter a search term in the available text box and click Go.
    • Click Show Available Ruby Gem(s) to list available Ruby Gems.

  2. The interface displays the following information for all of the displayed Ruby Gems:

    • Module Name — The Ruby Gem's name.
    • Version — The Ruby Gem's version number.
    • Description — A description of the Ruby Gem.
    • Actions — The actions that you may perform for that Ruby Gem.

  3. Click Install next to the Ruby Gem that you wish to download and install.

    • To view a Ruby Gem’s documentation, click Show Docs for that Ruby Gem.
    • If you did not find the desired Ruby Gem, enter a new keyword in the Search text box and click Go.
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