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by Lin Jen-Shin (godfat)



ripl plugins collection, take you want, leave you don't.


If you don't know what is ripl, or just want to have an overview of what does ripl-rc do, then you can use it as a command line tool:

ripl rc

This can be used to run rails console, too. First install ripl-rails by gem install ripl-rails then run this:

ripl rc rails

Then you'll have a ripl-rc flavored rails console without setting anything (i.e. ~/.riplrc)

If you already know what is ripl, you might want to setup yourself, to be better control what you might want and what you might not want. Then checkout FEATURES for all plugins you can put in ~/.riplrc.

If you want to enable all plugins, the use this:

require 'ripl/rc'

Another thing which might worth to be mentioned is ripl/rc/anchor, which is a pry like feature built into ripl. You can embed two things into ripl, one is any object:

Ripl.anchor your_object_want_to_be_viewed_as_self

Another one is local binding inside a method:

Ripl.anchor binding

Then you can look through local variables inside a method with an interactive environment. Anchor could be nested, too. You can anchor another object inside a ripl session. The number shown in prompt is the level of anchors, started from 1.



when session ends

  • require 'ripl/rc/squeeze_history'
  • require 'ripl/rc/mkdir_history'
  • require 'ripl/rc/ctrld_newline'

result format

  • require 'ripl/rc/strip_backtrace'
  • require 'ripl/rc/color'

input modification

  • require 'ripl/rc/multiline' # work better with anchor...
  • require 'ripl/rc/eat_whites'

speical tool

  • require 'ripl/rc/anchor' # pry like, use: Ripl.anchor(binding) # or obj


  • require 'ripl/rc/noirbrc'

for lazies

  • require 'ripl/rc' # for all of above


  • ripl


gem install ripl-rc


Apache License 2.0

Copyright (c) 2010, Lin Jen-Shin (godfat)

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