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rbenv installer

This tool is used to install rbenv and some plugins.


  • Git
  • Curl


Install rbenv and friends by running:

curl | bash

Installing a Ruby

Install latest stable Ruby and make it global:

rbenv install 2.1.4
rbenv global 2.1.4


Update rbenv and plugins provided by the installer running:

rbenv update


If you are installing rbenv in Ubuntu you'll probably need to install some required packages. You can use the provided bootstrap scripts.

rbenv bootstrap-ubuntu-12-04

About rbenv

rbenv source code is available at