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Sarah Ockuly1,720 Points
Major noob question, how can I check if Ruby is already installed and open it?
I have a Macbook with Mac OS X 10.7.5, so I am under the impression that it shipped with Ruby already installed. How do I find it and open it up to be begin working?
Lee Hughes8,380 Points
Open terminal and type ruby -v
This should tell you the latest version of Ruby. (if installed)
You can do the same for Ruby on Rails = rails -v
Once you know what version of ruby you have, install rails and off you go :)
I believe it shipped with Ruby 1.8.7 which won't work with the ruby tutorials. I suggest watching the mac installation video to get 1.9.3 or 2.0.0
Patrick Cooney12,216 Points
Idk if it's mentioned in the install video-- I would assume it is --but I would recommend downloading RVM it's the easiest way to manage rubies and gems. If you're not that comfortable with the command-line yet, check out JewelryBox app. Not only will it manage all your gems and rubies once RVM is installed, it can actually install RVM for you too!