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A rake task to make validating your documentation comments as easy as running a single command.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'inch_by_inch'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install inch_by_inch


In your Rakefile, add the following:

# Rakefile
require 'inch_by_inch/rake_task'


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

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


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.