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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 2/25/2016.

Ruby - A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

To install Ruby, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ruby --version 2.1.8

To upgrade Ruby, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ruby --version 2.1.8


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
      $packageId = 'ruby'
      $binRoot = Get-BinRoot
      # $rubyFolder = '187'
      # $url = ''
      # $checksum = '2e33a098f126275f7cb29ddcd0eb9845'
      # $rubyFolder = '193'
      # $url = ''
      # $checksum = '25de5ff94b76d7d308cb75ba8179a6c0'
      # $rubyFolder = '200'
      # $url = ''
      # $checksum = '5d72154bb9bb8b0cefc161fa73b4de157c593b02'
      # $url64 = ''
      # $checksum64 = '8c60f9d71c45f21e95e2385508e7a010c0704467'
      $rubyFolder = '21'
      $url = ''
      $checksum = '7f5e6956b971b44acfae09c51447f3d0132cd4fd'
      $url64 = ''
      $checksum64 = 'e7419555f729a162719ebe9eb168456e431d33e8'
      # $rubyFolder = '22'
      # $url = ''
      # $checksum = '2da40c04d7a3906b269e739b5627304f'
      # $url64 = ''
      # $checksum64 = '9f123f08f1045ad1d49a99031f3e835e'
      $rubyPath = join-path $binRoot $('ruby' + "$rubyFolder")
      $silentArgs = "/verysilent /dir=`"$rubyPath`" /tasks=`"assocfiles,modpath`""
      # Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageId" 'exe' "$silentArgs" "$url" -checksum $checksum
      Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageId" 'exe' "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64" -checksum $checksum -checksumType 'sha1' -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 'sha1'
      $rubyBin = join-path $rubyPath 'bin'
      Write-Host "Adding `'$rubyBin`' to the local path"
      $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$rubyBin"
      # # Install and configure pik
      # Write-Host "Now we are going to install pik and set up the folder - so Ruby is pointed to the correct version"
      # $nugetBin = join-path $env:ChocolateyInstall 'bin'
      # #$gem = 'gem.bat'
      # $pikInstall = 'pik_install.bat'
      # & gem install pik
      # & $pikInstall "$nugetBin"
      # & pik add $rubyBin
      # & pik use $rubyFolder
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageId" $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Yukihiro Matsumoto


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Ruby 27654 Thursday, April 18, 2019 approved
Ruby 617 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 approved
Ruby 11145 Thursday, January 31, 2019 approved
Ruby 4523 Sunday, January 6, 2019 approved
Ruby 7289 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 approved
Ruby 7499 Monday, October 22, 2018 approved
Ruby 16141 Monday, June 25, 2018 approved
Ruby 15621 Friday, March 30, 2018 approved
Ruby 7099 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
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