The simplest yaml to ENV config loader.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install envyable
Once the gem is included in your project, you can then use it to generate the default required files. Just run:
$ envyable install
and you will get a
config directory containing an
env.yml and a
env.yml.example file. If you have a
.gitignore file this will also append
to your config so that you do not check in
If you have Spring bundled with your
application this will append the following line to
If the file
/config/spring.rb does not exist, it will be created.
Create a yaml file that holds your settings. You can put default settings into the root of the yaml file and then override those on an environment by environment basis. For example, the following yaml file will load the id "development-id" into all environments it is loaded in except for the test environment, where the id would be "test-id".
API_CLIENT_ID: development-id test: API_CLIENT_ID: test-id
Once installed in a Rails app, add your yaml file at
config/env.yml. The gem will load the correct environment on initialization of the application. If you are using Spring to load your Rails application, add
config/env.yml to Spring's watch list.
If you have gems that require variables to be set earlier then place
envyable in the
Gemfile before those gems and require
gem 'envyable', require: 'envyable/rails-now' gem 'other-gem-that-requires-env-variables'
With the exception of loading Envyable immediately via the Gemfile, you can create your yaml file anywhere (though why not
config/env.yml?). To load your yaml file into
The default environment is development if you leave that argument blank. For example, if your variables are in a config folder in a file called env.yml, and you want to load development only, include in your script:
require 'envyable' .('config/env.yml')
It is not recommended that you check the yaml file in to version control. Personally, I like to check in a
env.yml.example file that shows the required keys, but does not include any credentials. If you generate your Envyable files using the installer,
config/env.yml will be added to your
If your ENV values don't update when you modify
config/env.yml, verify whether you have Spring (or another application preloader) that isn't configured to watch and reload when you update values. You should try configuring the preloader or just restarting it.
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request