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Install the gem

gem install pry
gem install pry-nav
gem install awesome_print

Use pry

  • as irb: pry
  • as rails console: script/console --irb=pry
  • as a debugger: require 'pry'; binding.pry in your code (or just type pry!<space> to make vim do it)

Pry Customizations:

  • clear command to clear screen
  • sql command to execute something (within a rails console)
  • c (continue) n (next) s (step) commands for debugging using pry-nav
  • all objects displayed in readable format (colorized, sorted hash keys) - via awesome_print
  • a few color modifications to make it more useable
  • type help to see all the commands
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