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by ryan davis



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Looking for the Ruby Quickref?

full text searching for ri content

Published 2006-08-15 @ 16:16

Tagged ruby, rails, toys

UPDATE: See the latest version.

Check it out. Quick and dirty searching of ri content:

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#!/usr/local/bin/ruby -w

require 'find'
require 'yaml'

search = ARGV.shift

puts "Searching for #{search}"
puts

Dir.chdir '/usr/local/share/ri/1.8/system' do
  Find.find('.') do |path|
    next unless test ?f, path
    yaml = File.read path
    if yaml =~ /#{search}/io then
      full_name = $1 if yaml[/full_name: (.*)/]
      puts "** FOUND IN: #{full_name}"
      
      data = YAML.load yaml.gsub(/ \!.*/, '')
      desc = data['comment'].map { |x| x.values }.flatten.join("\n").gsub(/&quot;/, "'").gsub(/&lt;/, "<").gsub(/&gt;/, ">").gsub(/&amp;/, "&")
      puts
      puts desc
      puts
    end
  end
end

Lets you do stuff like:

% ./risearch.rb duplicate
Searching for duplicate
[...]
** FOUND IN: Array#uniq!

Removes duplicate elements from <em>self</em>. Returns <tt>nil</tt> if no changes are made (that is, no duplicates are found).
   a = [ 'a', 'a', 'b', 'b', 'c' ]
   a.uniq!   #=&gt; ['a', 'b', 'c']
   b = [ 'a', 'b', 'c' ]
   b.uniq!   #=&gt; nil

** FOUND IN: Array#|

Set Union---Returns a new array by joining this array with other_array, removing duplicates.
   [ 'a', 'b', 'c' ] | [ 'c', 'd', 'a' ]
          #=&gt; [ 'a', 'b', 'c', 'd' ]
[...]