Jack Moore

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ZSH Running Ruby from ~/.zshrc

31 May 2020 » zshrc, terminal, custom, customization

I went to try and use artii as ascii art in my terminal, but the gem wasn’t loading the way I wanted. My ruby environment via RVM would load, but the script in my zshrc wouldn’t run properly.

Loading ZSHRC would simply spit out:

env: ruby_executable_hooks: No such file or directory

But if I then went to run a ruby command from the same terminal the rvm environment was loaded and ruby had no problems pointing to the correct environment and binaries.

Quick solve to the problem was a fix applied to my environment using wrappers rather than bin location of the GEM.


Wrappers are generated automatically from RVM and will properly load the environment. Essentially wrappers include the environment, and bin does not.

$ which artii
# /Users/Jack/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.6.3/bin/artii

Changing that output from /Users/Jack/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.6.3/bin/artii to /Users/Jack/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.6.3/wrappers/artii and then putting the absolute file in my ~/.zshrc fixed the issue and I was back up and running able to run artii without issue from my zshrc.

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