Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· pedrocarrico

Add history to the ruby irb console

To add a nice bash-like history to the irb console:

vi ~/.irbrc

And add this (tweak the SAVE_HISTORY to your heart's content):

require 'irb/ext/save-history'
IRB.conf[:SAVE_HISTORY] = 100
IRB.conf[:HISTORY_FILE] = "#{ENV['HOME']}/.irb-history"

Now rejoice while running irb and navigating through your previous ruby commands :-)

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Wow, that made my day. Great! :-D

over 1 year ago ·


over 1 year ago ·