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RVM Support

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rvm is intended for *NIX and macOS!

RubyMine supports rvm versions up to the latest.

At startup, RubyMine scans your ~/.rvm folder or /usr/local/rvm folder , and automatically configures SDK's for each Ruby interpreter and gemset pair . The detected interpreters and gemsets are shown in the Ruby SDK and Gems page of the Settings/Preferences dialog . Thus, a single SDK may appear in the list of available interpreters several times, with the different named gemset, which helps you switch between the independent sandboxes.

RubyMine also detects newly installed rvm interpreters and gemsets "on-the-fly". On reopening the Settings/Preferences dialog, you will find updates in the Ruby SDK and Gems page .

If you have provided .rvmrc file for your project, RubyMine parses this file on project opening. The Ruby SDK and gemsets, specified in the project .rvmrc file, are shown in the Ruby SDK and Gems page of the Settings/Preferences dialog. If rvm use command is commented out, RubyMine doesn't change settings.

Any changes made to the project .rvmrc file are only applied after project restart.


  • rvm is installed on your computer.
  • Ruby interpreters are installed.
  • Ruby gemsets are created using the system console.
  • RubyMine supports rvm Ruby interpreters and gemsets installed in the default rvm folder ~/.rvm , or in /usr/local/rvm only.

RVM-based remote interpreters

When adding an rvm-based remote interpreter, it is important to specify the gem set:

~/.rvm/gems/<gem set>

Note that the name of an rvm-based SDK is automatically prepended with the prefix RVM.

File .ruby-gemset

RubyMine provides code insight for the .ruby-gemset file:


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Last modified: 18 July 2017