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Am 09.10.2010 14:46, schrieb Darren Nickerson:
> Hi,
> Iam starting to learn ruby, today is my first day actually working with
> terminal and things are going pretty good. I just have a quick question,
> when I go into irb the book I am reading ("Ruby novice to professional"
> from apress ) tells me that there should be irb(main):001:0> each line,
> but for me all I have is >>
> all the ruby commands work fine. I just don't like not having the line
> numbers. This is probably very simple but please help a newbie out.
> Thanks for your time.

Looks like something has set IRB to show the simple prompt instead of
the default one. Do you have a ~/.irbrc file and if so, could you show
the contents?
For the meantime, try starting irb like this:

irb --prompt-mode default

This should show the normal prompt.

Vale,
Marvin
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