I'm currently investigating how best to integrate tumblr with vim and markdown, and looking to ruby to provide some help.
I'm still very new to Ruby and its tooling so I was finding it hard to see the details of available remote gems.
I was labouring:
$ gem search --remote tumblr
*** REMOTE GEMS *** integrity-tumblr (0.1.1) matenia-tumblr-api (0.1.6) ruby-tumblr (0.0.2) skinnycms_tumblr (0.0.2) tumblr (2.2.0) tumblr-api (0.1.4) tumblr-rb (1.3.0) tumblr4r (0.7.2) tumblr_cleanr (0.0.1)
Then for each interesting result:
$ gem specification --remote <gem>
This brought back a lof interesting information but it is hardly an efficient way to browse. Digging into the docs I found an easier way.
$ gem search -r -d tumblr
*** REMOTE GEMS *** integrity-tumblr (0.1.1) Author: Matías Flores Rubyforge: http://rubyforge.org/projects/integrity Homepage: http://github.com/matflores/integrity-tumblr Tumblr notifier for the Integrity continuous integration server matenia-tumblr-api (0.1.6) Author: Jeff Kreeftmeijer, Matenia Rossides Homepage: http://github.com/matenia/tumblr Tumblr API wrapper - maintained by matenia
The -r is the short notation for --remote, and -d is the short notation for --details. The default for the search action is --no-details, which is why the initial resultset was so unhelpful.