John F. Miller John F. Miller - 4 months ago 21
Ruby Question

How to enable auto completion in Ruby's IRB

When I use Merb's built in console, I get tab auto-completion similar to a standard bash prompt. I find this useful and would like to enable it in non-merb IRB sessions. How do I get auto-completion in IRB?

Answer

Just drop require 'irb/completion' in your irbrc.

If that doesn't work try bond, http://tagaholic.me/bond/:

   require 'bond'; require 'bond/completion'

Bond not only improves irb's completion, http://tagaholic.me/2009/07/22/better-irb-completion-with-bond.html, but also offers an easy dsl for making custom autocompletions.

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