There are multiple ways to install ruby on your machine.
Official recommendation is to use your OS’s package manager like
If you are using a version manager,
rvm (Ruby Version Manager) seems to be popular.
But in the past, I started using
asdf, so I’ve decided to stick with it.
It is also mentioned (first in the list) on the official Installing Ruby page 😄
asdf plugin add ruby https://github.com/asdf-vm/asdf-ruby.git asdf list all ruby asdf install ruby latest
At the time of this writing
3.1.0 is the latest
It took little over 13 minutes. 😱 I think it could be because this was the first time I installed any Ruby version.
I would like to believe that subsequent installation will be faster. 🤞
Before I could use
irb (which is what everyone suggest we do, when learning Ruby. It is REPL for ruby) I had to
asdf global ruby 3.1.0 1
Without it, I kept getting the following error:
$ irb No version is set for command irb Consider adding one of the following versions in your config file at /Users/mandar/.tool-versions ruby 3.1.0
irb worked. We are off to the races 😄
I could have also used
asdf localinstead if I wanted different ruby version for different projects ↩︎