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The Grizzled Ruby Utility Library is a general-purpose Ruby library with a variety of different modules and classes, as well as a few potentially useful executables based on those APIs. Basically, it’s an organized dumping ground for various useful APIs I find I need. It’s similar, in concept, to my Grizzled Python and Grizzled Scala libraries, for Python and Scala, respectively.

It can be installed as a gem.

The Library

This library contains a variety of potentially useful modules, including:

To use the various packages in your code, first pull in rubygems, followed by the Grizzled Ruby package or packages you need. For example:

require 'rubygems'
require 'grizzled/unix'
require 'grizzled/string/template'

API documentation

The RDoc-generated API documents are here.


From RubyGems.org

Grizzled Ruby is a published gem. To install, make sure rubygems is installed, then run this command. (You may need to run it as root, depending on your permissions, whether you’re using rvm, etc.)

$ gem install grizzled-ruby

From source

First, ensure that you have both rubygems and rake installed. Then, either clone the git repository or download the source and unpack it. Then:

$ cd grizzled-ruby
$ rake install


Brian M. Clapper, bmc@clapper.org

Copyright and License

The Grizzled Ruby Library is copyright © 2011 Brian M. Clapper and is released under a BSD License.

Change Log

The change log is here.


I gladly accept patches from their original authors. Feel free to email patches to me or to fork the git repository and send me a pull request. Along with any patch you send: