Have you ever wished you could save a gem to your
Gemfile straight from the command line? I wish Rubygems had this built in, but it’s easy to add. After all, there’s a gem for that.
Coming from Node/Npm previous to Ruby/Rubygems, I wished I could do something like this:
This would take my specified npm module and append it to the end of my
package.json dependencies list.
There is no equivalent for this built into Rubygems.
But, there is a mutant beast that skulks through the gem-lined sewers of Rubyland – and it’s name is
gemrat! What a great, image-provoking name. Once you install
gemrat, you will have the power of 20 npms at your fingertips.
First, install it:
Next, decide what gem you want to save to your
Gemfile. Let’s choose a gem of a gem to try called
Now, install the dependencies listed in your
Kaboom. You have learned the secrets of the Fire Swamp and could live there for some time.