Load settings for your application split into separate dotenv files

Similar to dotenv-rails, but better ;)


Automatically loads dotfiles for environment configuration with the following precedence (highest precedence first):

  • .env.local - local customizations
  • .env. - Rails environment settings (ex: development, test, production, etc)
  • .env. - OS settings (ex: darwin, nix, cygwin)
  • .env - Global defaults


$ gem install dotenv-beefy


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'dotenv-beefy'



After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request