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How to install ruby gem wordmove on OS X 10.11? ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EPERM)

ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EPERM) Operation not permitted - /usr/bin/wordmove

3 Answers

This is part of the solution when you are receiving the "Operation not permitted" error.

<pre><code>``` $ mkdir -p $HOME/Software/ruby $ export GEM_HOME=$HOME/Software/ruby $ gem install wordmove [...] 1 gem installed $ export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/Software/ruby/bin $ wordmove --version


You will need to add the export commands to your .bashrc in the home directory..   or if you use tcsh or csh you will need to use :

setenv GEM_HOME $HOME/Software/ruby

set path=($HOME/Software/ruby/bin $path)


Thanks I will take a look... but just finishing off this permission issue fixed the result along with above.

chown -R myusername /Library/Ruby

This finished the issue and it works now.

wordmove --version 1.3.1

See if this Stack Overflow issue helps you any: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32891965/error-while-executing-gem-errnoeperm-operation-not-permitted

It seems to be a permissions issue. Use sudo before gem install or try the other method recommended in the post.