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NAME

     ri — Ruby API reference front end

SYNOPSIS

     ri [-Ti] [-d directory] [-f format] [--list-doc-dirs] [--no-standard-docs]
        [--[no-]{system|site|gems|home}] [--[no-]use-cache] [--width=width] [target ...]

DESCRIPTION

     ri is a CLI front end for the Ruby API reference.  You can search and read API reference for
     classes and methods with ri.

     ri is a part of Ruby.

     target can be one of the following forms:

           Class  for classes

           Class::method  for class methods

           Class#method  for instance methods

           Class.method  for both class and instance methods

           method  for both class and instance methods

     All class names may be abbreviated to their minimum unambiguous form. If a name is
     ambiguous, all valid options will be listed.

     For example:

           ri Fil
           ri File
           ri File.new
           ri zip

     Note that shell quoting may be required for method names containing punctuation:

           ri 'Array.[]'
           ri compact

OPTIONS

     --version      Prints the version of ri.

     -T
     --no-pager     Send output directly to stdout, rather than to a pager.

     -d directory
     --doc-dir=directory
                    List of directories from which to source documentation in addition to the
                    standard directories.  May be repeated.

     -f FORMAT
     --fmt FORMAT
     --format=FORMAT
                    Format to use when displaying output:

                    ansi, bs, html, plain, simple

                    Use 'bs' (backspace) with most pager programs. To use ANSI, either disable
                    the pager or tell the pager to allow control characters.

     -i
     --interactive  This makes ri go into interactive mode.

                    When ri is in interactive mode it will allow the user to disambiguate lists
                    of methods in case multiple methods match against a method search string.  It
                    also will allow the user to enter in a method name (with auto-completion, if
                    readline is supported) when viewing a class.

     --list-doc-dirs
                    List the directories from which ri will source documentation on stdout and
                    exit.

     --no-standard-docs
                    Do not include documentation from the Ruby standard library, site_lib,
                    installed gems, or ~/.rdoc.

                    Equivalent to specifying the options --no-system, --no-site, --no-gems, and
                    --no-home.

     --[no-]system  Include documentation from Ruby's standard library.  Defaults to true.

     --[no-]site     Include documentation from libraries installed in site_lib. Defaults to
                    true.

     --[no-]gems    Include documentation from RubyGems. Defaults to true.

     --[no-]home    Include documentation stored in ~/.rdoc.  Defaults to true.

     --[no-]use-cache
                    Whether or not to use ri's cache. True by default.

     -w width
     --width=width  Set the width of the output.

ENVIRONMENT

     RI           Additional options.

     PAGER        Used as the name of pager program for displaying.

     HOME
     USERPROFILE
     HOMEPATH     Path to user's home directory.

FILES

     ~/.ri        Caches recently referenced documents here.

     ~/.rdoc      Searches user-wide documents here.

SEE ALSO

     ruby(1) rdoc(1) gem(1)

REPORTING BUGS

     Security vulnerabilities should be reported via an email to ⟨security@ruby-lang.org⟩.
     Reported problems will be published after being fixed.

     And you can report other bugs and feature requests via the Ruby Issue Tracking System
     (http://bugs.ruby-lang.org).  Do not report security vulnerabilities via the system because
     it publishes the vulnerabilities immediately.

AUTHORS

     Written by Dave Thomas ⟨dave@pragmaticprogrammer.com