how can I download full Rails API doco in the format it is at http://api.rubyonrails.org/ ???

Hi,

How can I download full Rails API doco in the format it is at
http://api.rubyonrails.org/ ???

That is at this URL it seems they've brought all the RDOC for each of
the rails areas into one consolidated area. I'm looking for a way to
get this off-line? (I know I can go "gem server" and browse each of
the rails sections one-by-one, however it's as not as quick/useable as
the consolidated version available at the above-mentioned URL).

Thanks

Take a look at http://railsapi.com/. It's not quite the same form but
the content and interface is there. You might also take a look at
http://railsbrain.com although it's only current to 2.3.2.

Of course, there's always the question of what version / patch level.
That's where there's no substitute for a local gem server.

I second the suggestion for http://railsapi.com/. It allows you to
tailor whatever combination of rails/ruby/a few specific gems apis
together and download them locally to your machine. It's pretty easy
to search and has a nice layout.

  1. Download the rails repo at http://github.com/rails/rails

  2. Inside the directory, run “rake -T” and you see this:

rake clobber_rdoc # Remove rdoc products

rake default # Run all tests by default

rake package # Run package task for all projects

rake pdoc # Publish API docs for Rails as a whole and for each component

rake pgem # Run pgem task for all projects

rake rdoc # Run rdoc task for all projects / Build the rdoc HTML Files

rake release # Run release task for all projects

rake rerdoc # Force a rebuild of the RDOC files

rake test # Run test task for all projects

  1. Run “rake rdoc” and in the “doc/rdoc” directory you get the html files for the rails api doc.

You can do this with all new version of rails, or update.

excellent - thanks guys - I've used each approach so I'll be right to
go when I'm offline :slight_smile: