Getting Started with Ruby

Here’s a short tutorial on how to get started with Ruby:

  1. Install Ruby on your computer. You can download the latest version of Ruby from the official website (
  2. Open your terminal or command prompt and start the Ruby interpreter by typing irb and hitting enter. You should see the Ruby prompt (irb(main):001:0>) indicating that the interpreter is ready to accept your commands.
  3. Try out your first Ruby command by typing puts "Hello, World!" and hitting enter. You should see the output Hello, World! in the console.
  4. To exit the Ruby interpreter, type exit and hit enter.
  5. To write a full Ruby script, open a text editor or IDE and create a new file with a .rb extension. For example, you could create a file called hello.rb.
  6. In your script, add the following code:
cCopy codeputs "Hello, World!"
  1. Save the file and run it from the terminal or command prompt by typing ruby hello.rb. You should see the same output as before: Hello, World!.

In this tutorial, you’ve learned how to start the Ruby interpreter, run a simple command, and write a full Ruby script. These are the basics of working with Ruby, and you can now start learning more advanced concepts and techniques to build more complex and sophisticated programs.

Note that this is just a brief introduction to Ruby. To become proficient with the language, it’s recommended that you follow more comprehensive tutorials, take online courses, or read books and documentation on Ruby programming.

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