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Ruby version manager that lets you easily switch between multiple versions of Ruby.


Check out rbenv into /usr/local/rbenv.

git clone git://github.com/rbenv/rbenv.git /usr/local/rbenv


Execute the following lines to update your Bash startup script.

echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/rbenv/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile

Add the rbenv root folder configuration to your shell.

echo 'export RBENV_ROOT=/usr/local/rbenv' >> ~/.bash_profile

Add rbenv init to your shell to enable shims and autocompletion.

echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bash_profile

Load the new shell configurations.

source ~/.bash_profile

Install Ruby Versions

Install all the Ruby versions that you require.


To upgrade to the latest version of rbenv, use git pull.

cd /usr/local/rbenv
git pull