ruby for cygwin comes without "gem" command

Ronald Fischer
Mon May 14 11:15:00 GMT 2007

I installed ruby for cygwin, using the cygwin setup program:

$ ruby --version
ruby 1.8.5 (2006-12-25 patchlevel 12) [i386-cygwin]

To my surprise, this does not install the "gem" command, which is
normally part of Ruby 1.8.5:

$ which ruby
$ ls /usr/bin/gem
ls: cannot access /usr/bin/gem: No such file or directory

How can I get the gem command for cygwin? Or can I simply use the "gem"
from the normal (Windows-) installation of Ruby?

Ronald Fischer <>
Phone: +49-89-452133-162

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