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GEMSPEC file format description

Many people share .gemspec files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .gemspec file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .gemspec files.

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.gemspec - RubyGems Gem Specification

GEMSPEC file is a RubyGems Gem Specification. The RubyGems software allows you to easily download, install, and use ruby software packages on your system. Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language.

.gemspec file format description:
GEMSPEC format
Development files
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RubyGems Gem Specification related links:
RubyGems Gem Specification related extensions:
RubyGems Gem Package

Naturally, other applications may also use the .gemspec file extension. Even harmful programs can create .gemspec files. Be especially cautious with .gemspec files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .gemspec file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

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