Enabling Tab Completion in IRB

Posted in Development on December 14, 2006

Enabling Tab Completion in IRB
In many ways irb is to Ruby what IPython is to Python. Irb is a interactive shell for the Ruby language that allows you to test your code and make sure that you have the syntax and logic correct before it goes into your application. In this video I will show you how to:
  • Use irb
  • Change the default prompt
  • Add tab completion
I give credit to whytheluckystiff for the config file and also to his guide to irb. See additional information and the .irbrc file in the wiki(RubyLakeIrbCompletion).

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Tags: Ruby, ShowMeDo