standalone running single file ( zipped archives of ruby code) running **without installation** using "gem install ..."
standalone running single file ( zipped archives of ruby code) running without installation using "gem install ..."
prior examples in other languages:
python myprg.pyz java -jar myprg.jar
In python, if i have multiple program files: "
dir1/b2.py" and then i zip it as myprogram1.pyz
then i can run it as "python myprogram.pyz" (
__main__.py inside the zip
file will be executed first). It is easy to distribute a single file
in java also we can bundle all the .class files into a single .jar file
and run it
java -jar myprogram1.jar
Currently in ruby the ".gem" file requires installation using "gem install ...". Then it gives some program file for running.
What i am asking is that some gem file should have manifest with which they can run directly without installing
That is, i request you to kind provide a feature in ruby that if i have lots of files like:
(say, which uses Ruby-GTK for a Desktop application). Then i should be able to bundle them as zip file, say myprog1.zip or myprog1.pz ( rbz=ruby's zipped executable archive).
And then i can distribute this "single file" and execute it as:
This will execute the
__main__.rb file among all the other .rb files,
inside this .zip archive myprog1.rbz .
Note: this .rbz file extension can be .gemz or whatever, but this functionality of "standalone running zipped archives of ruby code running without installation" is essential