Usage

rvm Action [Implementation] [Flags] [Options]

Action

* usage   - show this usage information
version   - show the rvm version installed in rvm_path
use       - setup current shell to use a specific ruby version
reload    - reload rvm source itself (useful after changing rvm source)
implode   - removes rvm completely, i.e. everything in ~/.rvm
update    - upgrades rvm to the latest version.
            (If you experience bugs try this first with --head)
reset     - remove current and stored default & system settings.
            (If you experience odd behavior try this second)
info      - show information for current ruby
debug     - show environment & configuration information for *current* ruby

install   - install one or many ruby versions
uninstall - uninstall one or many ruby versions, leaves their sources
remove    - uninstall one or many ruby versions and remove their sources

ruby      - runs a named ruby file against specified and/or all rubies
gem       - runs a gem command using selected ruby's 'gem'
rake      - runs a rake task against specified and/or all rubies
tests     - runs 'rake test' across selected ruby versions
specs     - runs 'rake spec' across selected ruby versions

gems      - gems(ets): http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/gemsets/#managing

gemdir    - switch to gem directory for installation (new login shell)
srcdir    - switch to src directory for the current ruby installation

fetch     - Performs an archive / src fetch only of the selected ruby.
srcdir    - display the path to rvm source directory (may be yanked)
list      - show currently installed rubies, interactive output.
rubies    - show list of rubies installed for use with scripting.
iconv     - Install iconv
openssl   - Install openssl
ncurses   - Install ncurses
zlib      - Install zlib
readline  - with install, install readline versions 5.2 & 6.0
monitor   - Monitor cwd for testing, run `rake {spec,test}` on changes.
notes     - Display notes, with operating system specifics.

Implementation

* ruby    - MRI/YARV Ruby (The Standard), defaults to 1.8.6
jruby     - JRuby
rbx       - rubinius
ree       - ruby Enterprise Edition
macruby   - MacRuby (Mac OS X Only)
maglev    - Gemstone Ruby
ironruby  - IronRuby
mput      - shyouhei(mput)'s github repository
system    - use the system ruby (eg. pre-rvm state)
default   - use rvm set default ruby and system if it hasn't been set.

Flags

--head        - with update, updates rvm to git head version.
--rubygems    - with update, updates rubygems for selected ruby
--default     - with ruby select, sets a default ruby for new shells.
--debug       - Toggle debug mode on for very verbose output.
--force       - Force install, removes old install & source before install.
--all         - Used with 'rvm list' to display 'most' available versions.
--dump        - Used with gemset to dump the current ruby's gemset.
--load        - Used with gemset to load a specified gemset file
--summary     - Used with rubydo to print out a summary of the commands run.
--jit         - Used with rubinius install to build with JIT
--latest      - with gemset --dump skips version strings for latest gem.
--reconfigure - Force ./configure on install even if Makefile already exists.

Options

-v|--version    - Emit rvm version loaded for current shell
-h|--help       - Emit this output and exit
-l|--level      - patch level to use with rvm use / install
   --tag        - subersion tag to use
   --rev        - repository revision # to use or 'head' for

   --prefix     - path for all rvm files (~/.rvm/), with trailing slash!
   --bin        - path for binaries to be placed (~/.rvm/bin/)
   --source     - src directory to use (~/.rvm/src/)
   --archives   - directory for downladed files (~/.rvm/archives/)
-S              - Specify a script file to attempt to load and run (rubydo)
-e              - Execute code from the command line.
-G|--gems       - root gem path to use
-C|--configure  - custom configure options, comma separated
                  default: --enable-shared=true
--reconfigure   - Force installer to re-run configure if already run
--make          - custom make command
--make-install  - custom make install command
--nice          - process niceness (for slow computers, default 0)
-m|--gem-set    - use a named gem set, instead of the default set.
--rm-gem-set    - Remove a named gem set
--ree-options   - Options passed directly to ree's './installer' on the command line.

Resources:

http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/
https://www.pivotaltracker.com/projects/26822