Provides an executable that converts a rails app's config structure. The basic idea is that environments themselves are now first-class citizens, allowing you to create several environments (e.g. staging, prodtest, demo, etc.) in a clean, organized fashion. Each environment is given its own folder where it can store its own set of configuration files (think mongrel configs, apache configs, etc.) without polluting the top-leve config/ directory.


  • none, but it's really only useful with a rails app


sudo gem install environmentalist


This gem is intended to be a “one-time consumption.” You use it once to alter/convert the structure of your rails app (works best with a newly-generated app). It should not be included as a gem dependency for your project.

environmentalize /path/to/rails/root