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Code needs explanation, and sometimes those who know the code well have trouble explaining it to someone just getting into it. Because of that, we welcome documentation suggestions and patches from everyone, especially if they are brand new to using Bundler.

Currently, Bundler has two main sources of documentation:

  1. built-in help (including usage information and man pages)
  2. Bundler documentation site

If you have a suggestion or proposed change for, please open an issue or send a pull request to the bundler-site repository.

Not sure where to write documentation? In general, follow these guidelines:

  • For an explanation of a specific Bundler command (ex: bundle clean): make changes to the man pages
  • For longer explanations or usage guides (ex: “Using Bundler with Rails”): create new documentation within the bundler-site repository

If you are unsure where to begin, ping @feministy or @indirect in the Bundler Slack.

Writing docs for man pages

If you’d like to submit a patch to the man pages, you’re in the right place! Details on editing and previewing changes to man pages can be found here.

Documentation vision

Just like Bundler, we have a grand plan (really, a wish list of sorts) for Bundler documentation. Preview our hopes and dreams for our documentation here.


We don’t currently have any translations, but please reach out to us if you would like to help get this going.

Please feel free to reach out to @arbonap if you’d like to help localize Bundler in Spanish.

Edit this document on GitHub if you caught an error or noticed something was missing.