gem-path Build Status

by Lin Jen-Shin (godfat)


Find the path for a given gem or require path for editing or greping.

For examples, under fish:

cd (gem path gem-path)
vim (gem path gem-path)
grep require -R (gem path gem-path)

Or checkout gem-cd, gem-eit, gem-grep for shorthands.


  • Tested with MRI (official CRuby) 1.9.3, 2.0.0, Rubinius and JRuby.


gem install gem-path


Gem path

gem path gem-path           # ~/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/gem-path-1.0.0

Gem path with specific gem version

gem path gem-path '<1'      # ~/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/gem-path-0.9.9
gem path gem-path '~>0.8.2' # ~/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/gem-path-0.8.9
gem path gem-path 0.1.0     # ~/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/gem-path-0.1.0

Find gem path from a require path

                            # ~/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/gem-path-1.0.0
gem path rubygems/commands/path_command

Find file path from a require path

gem path timeout            # /usr/lib/ruby/2.0.0/timeout.rb


  • Lin Jen-Shin (@godfat)


This was extracted from eit-gem.


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Copyright (c) 2013, Lin Jen-Shin (godfat)

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