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bundle - Ruby Dependency Management

bundle COMMAND [--no-color] [--verbose] [ARGS]


Bundler manages an application's dependencies through its entire life across many machines systematically and repeatably.

See the bundler website for information on getting started, and Gemfile(5) for more information on the Gemfile format.


Print all output without color
--retry, -r
Specify the number of times you wish to attempt network commands
--verbose, -V
Print out additional logging information

Bundle Commands

We divide bundle subcommands into primary commands and utilities:

Primary Commands

bundle install(1)
Install the gems specified by the Gemfile or Gemfile.lock
bundle update(1)
Update dependencies to their latest versions
bundle cache(1)
Package the .gem files required by your application into the vendor/cache directory (aliases: bundle package, bundle pack)
bundle exec(1)
Execute a script in the current bundle
bundle config(1)
Specify and read configuration options for Bundler
bundle help(1)
Display detailed help for each subcommand


bundle add(1)
Add the named gem to the Gemfile and run bundle install
bundle binstubs(1)
Generate binstubs for executables in a gem
bundle check(1)
Determine whether the requirements for your application are installed and available to Bundler
bundle show(1)
Show the source location of a particular gem in the bundle
bundle outdated(1)
Show all of the outdated gems in the current bundle
bundle console(1) (deprecated)
Start an IRB session in the current bundle
bundle open(1)
Open an installed gem in the editor
bundle lock(1)
Generate a lockfile for your dependencies
bundle viz(1) (deprecated)
Generate a visual representation of your dependencies
bundle init(1)
Generate a simple Gemfile, placed in the current directory
bundle gem(1)
Create a simple gem, suitable for development with Bundler
bundle platform(1)
Display platform compatibility information
bundle clean(1)
Clean up unused gems in your Bundler directory
bundle doctor(1)
Display warnings about common problems
bundle remove(1)
Removes gems from the Gemfile
bundle plugin(1)
Manage Bundler plugins
bundle version(1)
Prints Bundler version information


When running a command that isn't listed in PRIMARY COMMANDS or UTILITIES, Bundler will try to find an executable on your path named bundler-<command> and execute it, passing down any extra arguments to it.


These commands are obsolete and should no longer be used:

  • bundle inject(1)
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