Installing Watir

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Once you have installed Ruby, installing and using Watir is easy.

From the command line, install the gem, which Ruby’s way of packaging code:

gem install watir

Now you can try it out by opening up an Interactive Ruby (irb) session.

  • If you’re using Mac OS X open up Terminal and type irb, then hit enter.
  • If you’re using Linux, open up a shell and type irb and hit enter.
  • If you’re using Windows, open Interactive Ruby.

Now you only need to require the gem to start using it.