Mailing List: groups.google.com/group/discuss_pik
Bugs/Feature requests: github.com/vertiginous/pik/issues
Gordon Thiesfeld email@example.com
No longer maintained
Since 2012, maintain and update Pik to keep up with changes associated with RubyInstaller has been impossible. With main developer gone and limited time availabilty is no longer possible to update or workout the issues presented.
Since nobody has volunteered to maintain this project, we recommend you look at Uru as alternative:
pik is a tool to manage multiple versions of ruby on Windows. It can be used from the Windows command line (cmd.exe), Windows PowerShell, or Git Bash.
C:\>pik help commands add Adds another ruby location to pik. benchmark|bench Runs bencmarks with all versions that pik is aware of. default Switches to the default ruby. gem Runs the gem command with all versions that pik is aware of. help Displays help information. implode Removes your pik configuration. info Displays information about the current ruby version. install|in Downloads and installs different ruby versions. list|ls Lists ruby versions that pik is aware of. package Downloads and installs packages. rake Runs the rake command with all versions that pik is aware of. refresh Refreshes the pik configuration file. remove|rm Removes a ruby location from pik. ruby|rb Runs ruby with all versions that pik is aware of. run|exec Executes shell command with all versions of ruby that pik is aware of. system Switches back to initial system environment. uninstall|unin Deletes a ruby version from the filesystem and removes it from pik. update|up updates pik. use Switches ruby versions by name. For help on a particular command, use 'pik help COMMAND'.
ruby 1.8.7-p330[http://rubyinstaller.org] rake: gem install rake isolate: gem install isolate exerb-mingw[http://vert.igino.us/2011/01/05/exerb-101-building-windows-executables-with-ruby/] upx[http://upx.sourceforge.net/] (downloaded automatically, as needed)
wix 3.5[http://wix.sourceforge.net/] (downloaded automatically, as needed)
You can install pik via rubygems, or the Windows installer, or you can update pik with pik
Install pik using rubygems
>gem install pik ... Successfully installed pik-0.3.0 1 gem installed
After the gem is installed, you can use the 'pik_install' script to install the pik executable. Install pik to a location that's in your path, but someplace other than your rubybin dir. For instance, the directory C:bin is in my path:
>path PATH=c:\bin;C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\;c:\ruby\Ruby-186-p383\bin;
So I run:
>pik_install C:\bin Thank you for using pik. Installing to C:\bin ... pik is installed
Install pik using the installer
If you want to install to a machine that doesn't have Ruby installed yet, you can download the latest msi file from github.
The MSI installer currently doesn't install the needed files to use pik from Git Bash.
If you install pik using the msi you must set the 'HOME' or 'PIK_HOME' environment variable to the directory pik installs to, ususally the path specified in %USERPROFILE%.
If you want to install to a directory that's not in your path, you can check the box to have the installer add it to the path for you (this will only work if you're an adminstrator). After that, you should be ready to run pik.
If this is a first-time install, look at pik add, and pik install to set up your environment.
>pik add C:\ruby\IronRuby-091\bin Adding: 091: IronRuby 0.9.1.0 on .NET 184.108.40.206 Located at: C:/ruby/IronRuby-091/bin >pik install ruby ** Downloading: http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66874/ruby-1.9.1-p243-i386-mingw32-rc1.7z to: c:\installs\ruby-1.9.1-p243-i386-mingw32-rc1.7z ...
See the wiki for examples and documentation. If something isn't documented correctly or at all, feel free to fix it yourself, or let me know.
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Copyright © 2010 Gordon Thiesfeld
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