Pry Theme is a plugin for Pry, which helps you to customise your Pry
All you need is to install the gem. The
pry-theme plugin will be detected and
gem install pry-theme
Theme file is nothing but a Ruby file, which has
.prytheme.rb extension (for
beautiful.prytheme.rb). In order to set up the desired theme, add the
following line to your
Pry.config.theme = "theme-name"
The default theme is the one from the
pry-classic family. It is dependent on
your terminal capabilities. For example, if you're using Windows, your default
theme will be
pry-classic-16, since the Windows terminal can't support more
than 16 colours. If you're using xterm or urxvt, then your default theme will be
pry-classic-256 (basically, you shouldn't notice it, because it resembles the
default outlook of Pry, as though Pry Theme isn't present). This outlines the
rule: the more colours your terminal supports, the more vivid version of
pry-classic is used.
Let's change it to something more neoteric:
Pry.config.theme = "pry-modern-256"
That's all! Launch your Pry and you will see the changes.
Pry Theme has a command-line interface available via Pry. Just launch Pry and start working with it. For example, you can temporary change themes on the fly (only for the current session):
 pry(main)> pry-theme try pry-classic-8
This subcommand would switch your current theme to
You can find more information about CLI in Pry Theme Wiki.
Creating new themes isn't hard. Check out Pry Theme Wiki article on that.
Theme files must have
.prytheme.rb extension. Check out Pry Theme Collection
if you want to find some themes other than default ones.
If you already have your theme stored somewhere on disk, just put it in the
If you don't want to bother with routine operations, you can install a theme
from the Collection with help of
pry-theme install <name> subcommand. For
example, you can want to install the xoria256 theme. Just execute
pry-theme install xoria256 and you're done.
Oh, and don't forget to adjust your
No limitations. Pry Theme will run everywhere where you can launch Pry.
- Thanks to banister for bringing the plugin in masses and contributing a bunch of themes;
- Thanks to Karandashev for "Puzzle" font;
- Thanks to Creatica for "Dited" font;
- Thanks to noprompt for a HEX to ANSI conversion Ruby implementation, which I borrowed from one of his projects.
The project uses Zlib License. See LICENSE file for more information.