On Mar 5, 2006, at 9:44 PM, superN00b wrote:

> Hey guys! This is my first post here, and I've never studied computers
> formally, so this is probably going to sound like a stupid  
> question.  I
> installed Ruby 1.8 using Terminal on Mac OSX (Thank God for Visual
> Quickstart Guides). But when I check the version with "ruby -v", it
> still says that it's running version 1.6.2 or whatever. So I went
> looking for it and sure enough, the new version didn't overwrite  
> the old
> one - it just set tself up next to it. So the shell just keeps on  
> using
> the old one.
>
> I don't know what to do - do i just erase the old one and hope that  
> the
> shell starts using the new one instead? Or is there some kind of  
> setting
> i have to mess with?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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Assuming that ruby is installed in /usr/local have your .login file  
or .bashrc  have the following line:

PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH