Rails console enhancement - Make Your Rails Console Awesome
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Make Your Rails Console Awesome

This gem was inspired by Using pry in production, jazz_hands and jazz_fingers.

The pros of awesome_rails_console are:

  • Less gem dependances (You can remove enhancement gems easily)
  • Simpler prompt modification (Closer to the default pry prompt you're familiar with)
  • No need to worry about configuration (Not much configurable options available)



gem 'awesome_rails_console'

In terminal:

rails g awesome_rails_console:install    #This will include dependancy gems to the gemfile
spring stop
rails c


Show Rails env and project name in the prompt

Prevents you from accidentally changing production data to the wrong project.

Beautiful formatting with pry and awesome_print

Make it easy to read. Reduce the pain while debugging.

# Try following statements in rails console:
[:apple, :orange, :banana]
{ a: 1, b: 2, c: 3 }
ap (1..100).to_a, limit: 5

Print table in console

With Hirb (optional enhancement)

Very handy when you need to paste some data into issue tracking system.


With pry-byebug (optional enhancement)

Insert binding.pry (break point) to start debugging. See pry-byebug For detail.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'awesome_rails_console'

And then execute in terminal:

$ bundle

Install and config enhancement gems: (optinal)

$ rails generate awesome_rails_console:install

Finally, restart your rails console. (You may need to restart spring also)




After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/ascendbruce/awesome_rails_console/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request