Pry is an amazing, light-weight alternative to IRB packed with nifty features.
I wanted to be able to run a rails console, but with Pry instead of IRB. I tried initially hacking at the “rails console” command, but it’s not nicely feasible as it calls IRB.start with no room for customisation without overriding the whole Rails::Console#start method (see the source code, cerca line 47)
So, a rake task will have to do. Here’s what I came up with:
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task :pry => :environment do begin Pry.start rescue NameError STDERR.puts "Pry isn't installed. Place this in the development group in your Gemfile" end end task :console => :pry task :c => :pry
This works great! Running “rake pry” drops into a Pry shell with my app at the ready. Nice :)