gem install hirb
Hirb provides a mini view framework for console applications and uses it to improve irb’s default inspect output. Given an object or array of objects, hirb renders a view based on the object’s class and/or ancestry. Hirb offers reusable views in the form of helper classes. The two main helpers, Hirb::Helpers::Table and Hirb::Helpers::Tree, provide several options for generating ascii tables and trees. Using Hirb::Helpers::AutoTable, hirb has useful default views for at least ten popular database gems i.e. Rails’ ActiveRecord::Base. Other than views, hirb offers a smart pager and a console menu. The smart pager only pages when the output exceeds the current screen size. The menu is used in conjunction with tables to offer two dimensional menus.
$ git clone git://github.com/cldwalker/hirb
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