Installing Ruby gems as
sudo seemed like it was opening my system up far too much, to packages I had little control over.
Gem allows you to install packages to your own user directory using the
--user-install option but it doesn’t add the directory of these ‘user’ packages to your
$PATH. Meaning that its pretty much unusable.
So I wrote some bash to solve all of this. Hopefully it becomes default in 3.0 as suggested in this Github issue, but until then you can use this:
Add it to the end of your
.bash_aliases (These are in your home directory).
This has been tested on Linux and should work on OS X too
Note: I am not a Ruby developer, I just use it for things like Jekyll from time to time