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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: rubymine.exe or rubymine.bat for Windows and rubymine.sh for Linux.

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

Tip

If you have specified location of the RubyMine executable as a Path environment variable, the command will work no matter which directory you are currently in. Otherwise, you need to switch to the RubyMine installation folder first or specify full path to the executable.

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).

Tip

It is possible to pass just three arguments to the merge tool: <path to file1> <path to file2> <path to output>.

In this case, the contents of the output will be taken as the base revision:

<RubyMine launcher> merge <path to file1> <path to file2> <path to output> <path to output>
            

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