How to tell what users Ruby

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Sep 29 06:26:11 UTC 2019

On Sun, 29 Sep 2019 01:17:52 -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I'm running ruby 2.4 on a server. I want to upgrade to the new default 
> version, so I checked /usr/ports/UDPATING.
> Among other things, it said this: "f you wish to update to the new default 
> version, you need to first stop any software that uses ruby."
> Is there a utility I can use that will tell me that? How do I identify what 
> programs are using ruby?

Yes, pkg provides a part of that functionality; check "man pkg-info"
for the "--required-by" (or -r) flag. Make a list of the packages
that depend on the currently installed Ruby version:

	# pkg info -r ruby

Then check what program from the list is currently running.

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