Basic shell script to install ruby and rails on Ubuntu systems
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Rails Installer

A basic shell script for installing Ruby & Rails on Ubuntu & derivates

  • Tested and compatible with Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, Linux Mint 16, 15, 14, 13
  • Installs the prerequisite Ubuntu packages, including Git
  • Lets you choose which Ruby version to install
  • Downloads and compiles Ruby 1.9.3 or Ruby 2.1.0 (by user's choice)
  • Updates rubygems to the latest version
  • Installs the latest versions of rake, bundler and Rails
  • Distributed under the MIT license


With curl

curl -LO && bash

With wget

wget --no-check-certificate && bash

With git

git clone git://
cd railsinstaller


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


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Copyright © 2014 Svilen Vassilev

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Released under the MIT LICENSE