Ricardo Acras Ricardo Acras - 2 months ago 5x
Ruby Question

How to make --no-ri --no-rdoc the default for gem install?

I don't use the RI or RDoc output from the gems I install in my machine or in the servers I handle (I use other means of documentation).

Every gem I install installs RI and RDoc documentation by default, because I forget to set

--no-ri --no-rdoc

Is there a way to make those two flags the default?


You just add following line to your local ~/.gemrc file (it is in your home folder)

gem: --no-document

or you can add this line to the global gemrc config file. Here is how to find it (in Linux)

strace gem source 2>&1 | grep gemrc