RubyMine 7.1.0 Help

Running RubyMine as a Diff or Merge Command Line Tool

In this topic:

Overview

Besides using RubyMine as an Integrated Development Environment, you can use it as a command line tool for comparing and merging files.

RubyMine executable is platform-dependent: product1.exe or product1.bat for Windows and product1.sh for Linux.

For OS X, the executable is /Applications/product1.app/Contents/OS X/.... To add the launcher to your path, add its containing directory /Applications/product1.app/Contents/OS X.

Enabling invocation of RubyMine operations from the command line

To enable invoking RubyMine operations from the command line, do one of the following

  • Using the command line commands, for example, cd to change the directory, switch to the directory where the RubyMine executable file is located (RubyMine installation directory). The CMD commands, the name of the RubyMine executable, and its default location depend on the operating system you use. See the lists of CMD commands for Windows, OS X, Linux.
  • Specify the location of the RubyMine executable in the Path system environment variable. In this case, you will be able to invoke the RubyMine executable and other RubyMine command from any directory.

Comparing files using RubyMine as a diff command line tool

To compare two files using RubyMine as a diff command line tool

  1. Enable invoking RubyMine operations from the command line.
  2. Type the following command at the command line prompt:
    <RubyMine launcher> diff <path to file1> <path to file2>
    where file1 is your local copy, file2 is the repository version.

Merging files using RubyMine as a command line tool

Most often you need to merge three versions of the same file: your local version, the version in the repository or in the upstream, and the base revision, which is the origin for the two diverged versions.

To merge files using RubyMine as a command line tool

  1. Enable invoking RubyMine operations from the command line.
  2. Type the following command at the command line prompt:
    <RubyMine launcher> merge <path to file1> <path to file2> <path to file3> <path to output>
    where file1 is your local copy, file2 is the repository version, file3 is the base revision for file1 and file2, and output is the file to save the merge results in (optional).

See Also

Last modified: 17 April 2015