gem info or description

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22 Jun, 2016 02:06 AM

Hello, new to gems
I can't find any commands on how to display a gem information or description.
For example, in brew I can type "brew info name-of-whatever".
How would I do that for gems through terminal? Or is there a website that has descriptions of each green, or a search by what a gen is for?
I thought it was but that gives me an error. Not even sure what to Google for.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 22 Jun, 2016 04:12 AM

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    Try out "gem search -d QUERY" or "gem list -dr QUERY"

    ...these methods have gotten very, very slow over time and were meant for a
    time when the index was much faster though. It might be faster to just
    search Google or until we can make that better!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by David Radcliffe on 22 Jun, 2016 12:40 PM

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    We're working on better search for and once that is done I think we should expose that via the API and gem search should probably use it too.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Eric Hodel on 22 Jun, 2016 05:11 PM

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    See also gem spec for details on installed gems and gem dep for viewing the dependencies of gems.

  4. 4 Posted by Liam on 24 Jun, 2016 02:54 AM

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    Thank you so much guys. All suggestions worked.

    @Nick actually it wasn't slow for me, worked great. Short info on gems is what I was looking for, ex. gem name and version number, author name, description of a gem. Perfect.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by sonalkr132 on 08 Aug, 2016 11:43 AM

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    This has been resolved.

  6. sonalkr132 closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2016 11:43 AM.

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