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OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion path settings not ‘picked up’ in RubyMine

Recently I have switched jobs to Zilverline.

And so far I love it there.

One of the things I now work in is OS X (10.8.2). I am programming in Ruby using RubyMine. I think RubyMine is great (especially since I am coming from IntelliJ as a Java programmer).

However, one of the things that bugged me was path variables not picking up in RubyMine.

From terminal all my stuff works great. Ie, rake spec, rails, etc. No problem.

However it seems RubyMine does not launch with the same path variables set as you terminal does. Also, the suggestions for does not work in OS X 10.8.

There where two ways for me to get around this problem. One is to simply launch RubyMine from terminal:

open -a /Applications/RubyMine.app/

Because you launch it from the terminal itself, RubyMine will get all the environment settings from there.

Another way was to edit the default settings in RubyMine for (in this case) rSpec:


And set the environmental path with value:



Now all rspec tests will use this environment path and run fine.