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Looks interesting. It's always been pretty amazing to me that a system like RVM remains so popular when it depends on overriding the operation of basic commands like 'cd'.

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Yeah it's a really interesting demonstration of something that is just so darn useful that you're crazy not to use it (on your development machine), regardless of your complaints with it.

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That's the main reason I'm not using RVM. I depend on `cd` to work, every time, rock solid, especially when my system is unstable. I can't risk having a dependency or bug in their `cd` script breaking my most commonly used shell command.

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So then what did you use on your development machine to test your ruby apps with till now? What did you use if not RVM? I am happy that RVM exists and made my life as ruby developer much easier even if it overrides 'cd'. Also to note i never had problems with RVM. Your main reason not using RVM is poor, as if there were more options out there till now.

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.bash_profile? How hard is that?

ruby==ruby 1.8.7 ruby9==ruby 1.9.2 jruby== jruby 1.6 jruby5==jruby 1.5

Yeah, real tough.

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Agree - this seems like an invitation to problems. Are there any known issues with it?

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for anyone curious, compare to https://github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/blob/master/scripts/cd

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Thank you MWRC and ConFreaks for streaming these sessions. Next year I will register in a timely manner!

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