This class watches for termination of multiple threads. Basic functionality (wait until specified threads have terminated) can be accessed through the class method ThreadsWait::all_waits. Finer control can be gained using instance methods.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'thwait'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install thwait


  ThreadsWait.all_waits(thr1, thr2, ...) do |t|
    STDERR.puts "Thread #{t} has terminated."

  th =,...)
  th.next_wait # next one to be done


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. 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 bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec 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


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the 2-Clause BSD License.