Listing of all installed Rails gems and their location on disk

This command will list all installed gems by name:

Location on disk

If you are looking for the location gems are stored on you hard drive, you have to start with this command:

The output of gem env will show all gem-related environment variables. To find the location of you gems you will need to look for a section called GEM_PATHS.

The example above is taken from my system. There, gem files are located in /home/hlars/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.1 – in the subfolder gems.

On my system I will find the gem files in:


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