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pry-remote gem we can start Pry remotely and connect to it using DRb. This allows us to
access the state of the running program from anywhere.
This also makes Pry usable with tools such as Pow.
gem install pry-remote
Here's a program starting pry-remote, we simply use
binding.remote_pry instead of the normal
require 'pry-remote' class Foo def initialize(x, y) binding.remote_pry end end Foo.new 10, 20
Running it will prompt you with a message telling you Pry is waiting for a program to connect itself to it:
[pry-remote] Waiting for client on drb://localhost:9876
You can then connect yourself using the
$ pry-remote From: example.rb @ line 7 in Foo#initialize: 2: 3: require 'pry-remote' 4: 5: class Foo 6: def initialize(x, y) => 7: binding.remote_pry 8: end 9: end 10: 11: Foo.new 10, 20 pry(#<Foo:0x00000000d9b5e8>):1> self => #<Foo:0x1efb3b0> pry(#<Foo:0x00000001efb3b0>):1> ls -l _ _dir_ _ex_ _file_ _in_ _out_ _pry_ x y pry(#<Foo:0x00000001efb3b0>):1> ^D
Paging is turned off. Tab completion does not work.
edit command will not work for terminal editors; and will not work at all when the DRb client/server reside on different computers.
These limitations will be addressed in later releases.