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I finally got RVM working and now I would like RVM to install the latest stable ruby version.

In the tutorial I am using they installed ruby 1.9.3 with command :

rvm install 1.9.3

Now I want to know if there is a command to download the latest stable version, or do I have to check latest stable version and download it like that, or else, can I download any old version and run an upgrade?

Normally I would try out everything, but I am working on a new server and I am trying to set it up as clean as I can :)

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up vote 48 down vote accepted

you can install latest rvm and ruby by :

$ \curl -L | bash -s stable --ruby

and check all the ruby version with stability

$ rvm list known

can also check details here :

$ rvm install ruby 2.0.0-p247 

Use when you want to download specific version or know this is stable.

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My's works for you !! – Gaurav Sharma Aug 9 '13 at 6:19

The following command will install latest stable version of ruby:

rvm install ruby --latest
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This does not always install latest. I was on 2.1.5 and using --latest I got 2.2.1 and then using rvm install 2.2.4 I got 2.2.4 which is newest than what I got using --latest – SET Dec 25 '15 at 21:27
If you want to use the latest version of Ruby that is already installed you can use rvm use ruby --latest – Elliot Chance Feb 9 at 23:44

rvm get stable

Also, rvm -v shows me that my version is the latest; I presume it's going out to the Internet to verify that:

rvm 1.27.0 (latest) by Wayne E. Seguin <>, Michal Papis <> []
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